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 recently joined the Chicago community where he will be dedicating most of his time to youth work.