Father Javier Bustos was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, the fifth of six children. He started his priestly formation at the age of fifteen in Venezuela but left the program when he was twenty-two.

He has degrees in Philosophy and Social Communications a Master’s Degree in Philosophy. He has worked as a journalist and a university professor teaching Modern Philosophy, Epistemology, Latin, and Logic. In 1997, he came to Milwaukee, restarting his priestly formation at St. Francis de Sales Seminary. He was ordained a priest in 2001, also finishing his Masters in Divinity.

In the Archdiocese, he has served as Associate Pastor of Saint Mark Parish, Director of the Latin American Center, both in Kenosha. Completing his License and Doctorate in Moral Theology at the Alphonsian Academy in Rome, he returned to Milwaukee, he was appointed the Director of the John Paul II Center for Lifelong Faith and Ministry Formation. In August of 2008, he became an Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at Sacred Heart School of Theology, and an adjunct professor at Cardinal Stritch University. Currently, he is the Vice President for External Affairs, Director of Admissions, and Moral Theology Professor at Sacred Heart School of Theology. He also serves as Archbishop Listecki’s Delegate for Catholic Healthcare and Hispanic Ministry in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.