Rev. Frank Baumert was born on September 12, 1952, and was raised on a farm five miles northwest of Howells, NE. At the age of 13 he went to St. John Vianney High School Seminary in Elkhorn, NE, which is now Mount Michael. He then attended St. John Vianney Seminary at St. Thomas College in St. Paul, MN. He spent four more years at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, CO for Theology training and received a M.Div.
He has been assigned in many parishes and hospitals. He was a deacon at St. Bernard's for six months. His first assignment as a priest was at St. Pius X from 1978-81. He was at St. John Vianney in Millard from 1981-84. He was at St. Peter's Parish in Omaha and worked at Lutheran Hospital from 1984-85. He was head chaplain at Bergan Mercy Hospital and in residence at St. Leo's Parish from 1985-88. He was the priest chaplain at Children's and Methodist Hospital and was Associate Pastor at Christ the King from 1988-90. At the same time, he was also training seminarians at St. Joseph's Hospital during the summers. He then went out to rural Nebraska and was pastor at St. Boniface in Menominee, NE from 1990-93. During that time, he was also a part-time chaplain at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. From 1991-92 he was pastor at St. John the Baptist in Fordyce, NE. Then he was pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Neligh, NE and St. Theresa of Avila in Clearwater, NE from 1992-98. Then he was pastor at St. Michael's Parish in Albion, NE from 1998-2005. He was also pastor at St. Edward's in St. Edward, NE from 1999-2000. He was also pastor at St. John the Baptist in Petersburg, NE from 2000-2005. Then it was back to Omaha to be pastor at Holy Name Parish from 2005-2012. He was also pastor at St. Richard from 2007-2009. Then he was most recently at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Omaha from 2012 until 2019.
He has also worked with Engaged Encounter for almost 40 years. He worked with Beginning Experience for widowed and divorced Catholics for many years. He has worked with Christians Encounter Christ for many years. As of July, 2019, he is assigned as pastor of St. Thomas More Parish. In case you are wondering, he goes by Fr. Frank.