Here is the most updated contact list for all of the seminarians listed here: Seminarian Contact Information
Deacon Brandon was born in Delaware and his family moved to Wilmore, Kentucky when he was 9. He has a Master’s degree in counseling, and experience working in the mental health field. In 2010 he converted to the Catholic Church. Brandon enjoys attending Mass daily and has a great love for the liturgy. He is an active parishioner at St. Luke in Nicholasville, including helping out with the parish youth group. He spent the summer of 2016 assigned to Good Shepherd in Frankfort, KY, after being ordained as a transitional deacon in June of 2016.
Birthday: January 6
Mark, originally from Kenya, has lived in the United States since 1993. He studied at the University of Kentucky earning a Bachelor of Arts in Mechanical Engineering in 2001. After a few years with the Claretian order, he returned to Kentucky in 2007 and has been a member of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary since that time, where he often participates in Eucharistic Adoration. He spent the summer of 2016 assigned to St. Francis in Pikeville after being ordained a deacon in June of 2016.
Birthday: April 22
James became a seminarian after years of involvement at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary, serving as an extraordinary minister at Mass and assisting with various programs of the parish, including youth ministry. He enjoys reading, music, and history. James earned a BA in History from Transylvania University. James spent the summer of 2015 in Mexico completing a Spanish immersion program.
Birthday: March 23
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
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
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
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
For many years Tim has been active in his home parish of St. Lawrence in Lawrenceburg, participating in the youth group, choir, and altar serving. He has been an adult Boy Scouts leader and has also taught martial arts. He also spent a year working on a environmentally sustainable farm. Tim worked as a Totus Tuus missionary for the summer of 2014, and at Fr. Beiting’s Appalachian Mission Center in 2015.
Birthday: December 13
Danny moved to Kentucky in 2001 and began working for the Diocese of Lexington in 2008 with the Office of Hispanic Ministry. He gained permanent U.S. residency in 2013 and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from the University of Kentucky in 2015. He begins his studies at St. Meinrad as Pre-Theology 2, with some seminary studies completed years ago in his home country.
Birthday: January 15
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