Background from the Observer Newspaper:

A native of Rockford, Father Brodeski was ordained to the priesthood on May 16, 1998, by Bishop Thomas G. Doran. He is a Boylan Central Catholic High School graduate, and  attended Rock Valley College in Rockford, Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md.

After ordination, his first assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Crystal Lake, and a religion teacher at Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock. In 1999, he began to coordinate Rock 2000, a summer event for youths and young adults centered on the Eucharist and the sacraments. He was made associate diocesan director of vocations and the spiritual advisor for the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in 2000. He became diocesan director of vocations in May, 2002, remaining in that position until August 2008. He again served as director of vocations from Feb. 16, 2012, to Feb. 25, 2013.

In 2003, he became pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Amboy. He served also as administrator of St. Flannen Parish in Harmon, St. Mary Parish in Walton and St. Patrick Parish in Maytown from 2005-2006.

In 2007, he became pastor of St. Mary Parish in Byron. On Nov. 30, 2008 he became pastor of St. Mary Parish in Woodstock and St. Patrick Parish in Hartland. He served also as spiritual director at Marian Central Catholic High School.

Father Brodeski became pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Batavia on Feb. 25, 2013 until resigning from that position in June of 2014.

Read also Father Brodeski's "Apology & Resolution

From 2014 until present, Father Brodeski has been writing and living a quiet and prayerful life close to family in Rockford, IL.