Father Mark Wehmann was placed on leave from active ministry by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on or about December 29, 2013, for having inappropriate conduct with minors. Father Wehmann, 44 at the time he was placed on leave, was alleged by Archdiocesan investigators that reviewed his clergy file to have committed several incidents of inappropriate conduct with minors that involved “boundary violations.”
According to the Archdiocese, Father Wehmann will remain an active pastor during the leave of absence but won’t perform public ministry until the investigators’ review is completed.
Father Wehmann has been serving as a pastor at St. Boniface Church in northeast Minneapolis since July 2013. Previously, he served at Church of St. Bridget of Sweden in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Until recently, Father Wehmann also served as a part-time chaplain at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis.