Fr. Andrzej Szczesnowicz was appointed Pastor of Our Lady of the Pines effective July 1, 2010. Fr. Andrzej was born in Poland where he was raised by his mother and father and is the oldest of 3 boys. He attended the seminary in Poland and was ordained a priest at the age of 24 on May 31, 2003. Due to an agreement between his home diocese and the Diocese of Syracuse, New York, he came to the United States immediately after his ordination. In 2008, he was offered a transfer to Colorado Springs, which he happily accepted. In August of 2010, Fr. Andrzej was incardinated into the Diocese of Colorado Springs. In his free time he enjoys soccer, riding his motorcycle, snowboarding in the mountains, listening to music and spending time with his dog, Lambo (short for Lamborghini).