Father Jeff Burton
Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Gary in 2018, Father Jeff joined Bishop Noll as its school chaplain in 2021.
A Valparaiso University grad with majors in New Media-Journalism and Political Science-Public Administration, Father Jeff first headed into the workforce as a news reporter. Simultaneously, he served in his home parish, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in New Chicago, in a variety of ministries and leadership roles.
“It was in my tiny Polish home parish where I received the encouragement I needed to follow my heart and enter the seminary. After receiving a graduate degree from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, I earned a Master of Divinity degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake - Mundelein Seminary.
Students see Father Jeff in the BNI halls weekly and at monthly all-school Masses, as well as a before-school Mass each week for students, faculty and staff. He also visits the BNI chapel for students seeking the Sacrament of Reconciliation or just wanting to talk.
In addition to his role at BNI, Father Jeff serves as parish administrator at St. John Bosco in South Hammond and at St. Joseph parish in Hammond.