St. Anthony Catholic Church


work: 515-244-4709, ext. 240


Father Dan Gehler, Pariochial Vicar


Fr. Dan is a “late” second career vocation that shows that God does not give up.  He is the oldest of 4 children.  He attended ISU where he received a BS in Agriculture Education and an MS in Curriculum and Instructional Technology.

In his first career he taught high school Vocational Agriculture for 3 years and was a Technical Trainer, teaching people how to work with technology, for 29 years.    On the side he was an adjunct professor for Simpson College and Upper Iowa University and active in the life of the parishes he was a member.

He graduated from St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, MN in 2016 and was ordained by Bishop Pates on June 3, 2016.