Current Seminarians

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The current seminarian listing is currently being revised and should not be considered complete.
Dcn. David Wheeler
Dcn. David Wheeler3rd Year Theology
David grew up in Manchester and attended St. Ann’s parish. He and his siblings were home-schooled, and his family currently raises goats on their farm. David enjoys spiritual reading and plays the guitar. David graduated from the College seminary program at the Pontifical College Josephinum and is now studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

Birthday: March 23

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Pontifical North American College
00120 Vatican City State

Dcn. Marc Bentley
Dcn. Marc Bentley3rd Year Theology
Marc is from St. George in Jenkins and has an MA in Appalachian Studies. He enjoys film and Catholic literature and has developed a deep love for Appalachia, saying that ‘all of Eastern Kentucky is my parish’. Mark spent the summer of 2015 serving at Ss. Peter and Paul in Danville.

Birthday: January 2

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St. Meinrad Seminary
200 Hill Dr.
St. Meinrad, IN 47577

Aldrin Tayag
Aldrin Tayag3rd Year Theology
Aldrin comes to our diocese from the Philippines, where he previously studied as a seminarian and worked as a coordinator for a local government office. Aldrin was active in his home parish, and also enjoys running as a hobby. He spent a year doing pastoral work in our diocese and begins his studies at St. Meinrad in the fall of 2015 as a Theology 1, with some seminary work already completed in his home country.

Birthday: August 17

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St. Meinrad Seminary
200 Hill Dr.
St. Meinrad, IN 47577

Danny Taylor
Danny Taylor2nd Year Theology
Danny was born in Kentucky and is a parishioner of the Cathedral of Christ the King. He completed an accounting degree at the University of Kentucky. In the summer of 2015 he served in a special Hispanic Ministry track here in the diocese.

Birthday: March 30

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St. Meinrad Seminary
200 Hill Dr.
St. Meinrad, IN 47577

Shawn Bohac
Shawn Bohac1st Year Theology
I’m a seminarian for the Diocese of Lexington at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana. I strive to live the great adventure God has placed before me to the fullest. I am a bookworm introvert who loves people and I have a deep love for all things Kentucky. Please pray for me in my discernment, and if you ask, I will be sure to pray for you. Verso l’alto!

Birthday: October 31st

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St. Meinrad Seminary
200 Hill Dr.
St. Meinrad, IN 47577

Ronald Sagum
Ronald Sagum1st Year Philosophy
“Life is a gift from God and love is a gift that I want to share. But it is difficult to share this gift if I only rely on myself. That is why I love to ask the for the intercession of The Our Lady of the Assumption. Through Her intercession and with the grace of God, sharing this gift is easy.”

Birthday: September 3rd

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St. Meinrad Seminary
200 Hill Dr.
St. Meinrad, IN 47577

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