State Chaplain

Fr. Rob Yaksich

Fr. Rob Yaksich currently serves as Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows parish in Las Vegas. Ordained in 2015 at the age of 46, his first assignment was at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Cristo Rey parish in Santa Fe. Born and raised in Raton, Fr. Rob is also a graduate of the University of New Mexico, where he got a degree in Biology. He worked for several years for New Mexico State Parks as a Park Ranger, doing mostly education and interpretive programs for the public and school groups. He also worked for several years in radio in Raton and in Amarillo, Texas. He first discerned a vocation to the priesthood while working in Tucson, Arizona, and after several bargains with God, he entered seminary in 2010, studying at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Fr. Rob hopes to stay at Our Lady of Sorrows for a long, long time.