Rev. Rodney A. Schwartz was born in Hillsboro, IL and was raised in Witt his whole life. He graduated Witt High School in 1983. He attended college at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and graduated in 1987. He attended the University of St. Mary of the Lake – Mandelein Seminary and was ordained May of 1992. The parishes that he has served are:
- St. Paul in Highland, IL
- St. Jerome in Troy, IL
- St. Al’s, St. Cabrine, & Little Flower in Springfield, IL
- St. Agnes in Hillsboro, IL
- St. Mary’s in Pittsfield, IL
- St. Marks’s in Winchester, IL
Father Rodney’s parents are Mary, living in Witt, and Louie in Nokomis nursing home. He has one sister Trisha, who lives with her husband, Brad, in rural Roundtree Township. His niece Kacie attends St. Louis School in Nokomis and niece Lauren attends Nokomis High School.
Father Rodney’s loyalties are with the Bears, the Cubs, and Illini Athletics.