Mr. Fremo is originally from Sartell, Minnesota. He earned a BA from nearby St. John’s University in 1999 in Music Performance and Composition. From there, he migrated from an education focus to performance, interning in the Christian music industry with Producer Greg Nelson in Nashville, TN during his senior year. He completed his MA in Theology from Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary in 2013, focusing on scripture, the Early Church and systematics.
Mr. Fremo began teaching at Saint John’s Prep in 2001 while simultaneously working as a Campus Minister. He was privileged to lead two Prep School Interim trips to Italy, in 2006 and 2008, visiting Assisi, Pisa, Florence and Rome.
Mr. Fremo became the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry at the College of Saint Benedict in 2009, focusing on Faith-Formation and Liturgical programs. While at CSB, he served as President of the Minnesota Catholic Campus Ministry Association and received an Ecclesial endorsement of his work from His Eminence Bishop John Kinney.
He returned to Saint John’s Prep in the Fall of 2011 to teach Theology, notably Theological Foundations, Theological Seminar (a topical course), IB Philosophy and IB World Religions (forthcoming).Mr. Fremo also teaches Summer courses in the Youth in Theology and Ministry (YTM) program, hosted by Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary. Mr. Fremo is a member of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) and the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO).
David is pursuing further academic work in the philosophy of education, particularly concerning Catholic primary and secondary schools in the United States. He has been a guest speaker in parishes and diocese events on topics related to this, especially with developing content for faith-formation programming. He seeks to research and identify curriculum and pedagogy for present and future Catholic schools that is shaped by the Intellectual tradition of the Church, as well as contemporary educational philosophy and psychology.
David has numerous hobbies and interests. The foremost would be spending time with his wife and daughters, but he also enjoys gardening, cooking, woodworking, reading, writing, composing music and building folk instruments.
David is especially excited about teaching at Saint John’s Prep for the amazing context of academics, prayer and natural beauty that provide students and teachers an ideal place to learn and grow as human beings. It is a humbling environment that changes people deeply while they are here and long after they leave.