Fr. Chad Everts is originally from Wisconsin where he grew up in a large family. At the age of 19, upon finishing his associate degree in technical college, he entered the seminary in Cheshire, CT and soon after went to Germany to begin his novitiate. He continued his studies in Spain and in Italy. During the course of his studies in Rome, he was sent to Paris for his apostolic practices where he was in charge of the ECyD and Regnum Christi youth activities. He was ordained a priest in Rome in November 2004 and returned to Paris to continue his mission with the youth. Each year, he organized over 10 ECyD camps and several family pilgrimages (such as Rome, the Holy Land, and the Way of St. James). After 24 years in Europe, he joined the Chicago community in September 2018 where he dedicates his time to youth work which includes ECYD camps and activities, retreats as well as the Encounter program for high schoolers. As of this year, he is also the regional vocation director, assisting the national vocations office.