Reverend Thomas E. Cronkleton, Jr.


Father Tom Cronkleton is an ex-officio board member by virtue of being pastor of the Church of the Holy Trinity, and is President of the Foundation. Along with Bishop David Ricken, Father Gary Ruzicka, Ann Redman and Mike Reese, he helped establish the St. Mary’s School Foundation. He was blessed with a Catholic grade school formation in various schools in Iowa and Laramie. He is a firm believer in the benefits of Catholic schools.

Fr. Cronkleton has been an ordained priest for nearly 30 years. He served as a parochial vicar at St. Anthony’s in Casper from 1986–1989, and then at St. Mary’s Cathedral from 1989–1991. He attended the Catholic University of America from 1991–1994. After his studies at CUA, he served as pastor at St. Paul’s in Pine Bluffs from 1994–2002.

He serves the Church in many capacities: pastor at Holy Trinity since 2002, Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Cheyenne, member of the Finance Council for the Diocese of Cheyenne and the Presbyteral Council and the College of Consultors. He has been a long-time board member of the St. Joseph’s Society: Clergy Retirement Fund of the Diocese of Cheyenne, and is currently President. He is a member of the Canon Law Society of America, and has served as member of the Board of Governors, and as Treasurer.