Michael Weber served as Deacon at St. Cloud’s Church of the Holy Spirit from 1969-70 and was near priestly ordination before he was asked to leave the seminary. After leaving the seminary, Weber went on to hold positions as the Assistant Director and Acting Executive Director of the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, a Board Member at the Greater Twin Cities United Way, President and Chief Executive of Volunteers of America-Minnesota, and worked as a Mentor at St. John’s University’s Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship.
In November 2011 two victims came forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Weber during his time as Deacon at Church of the Holy Spirit. One victim said he met Michael Weber through a “Big Brother” program at St. John’s University when he was in fifth grade and that Weber abused him after taking him to a Minnesota North Stars game in the spring of 1969. He said he never reported the abuse until many years later when he heard that Weber had become involved in organizations that worked closely with children. Soon after the first victim came forward others reported they were abused at Weber’s home in Foley, Minnesota, and while on camping trips.
By December 2011 eight more victims from across the country came forward and reported they were survivors of childhood sexual abuse by Weber. One of the lawsuits against Michael Weber was settled in July 2012.
On January 3, 2014, the Diocese of St. Cloud released its list of clergy members credibly accused of child sexual abuse. Michael Weber’s name was included on this list.
Michael Weber is currently residing in the Twin Cities, MN.