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  • Dcn. Brandon Bigam
    Dcn. Brandon Bigam4th Year Theology
    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

    Email Brandon at bbigam@cdlex.org

    Write to Brandon:
    St. Meinrad Seminary
    200 Hill Dr.
    St. Meinrad, IN 47577

    Dcn. Mark Ouma
    Dcn. Mark Ouma4th Year Theology
    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

    Email Mark at mouma@cdlex.org

    Write to Mark:
    Sacred Heart Seminary
    7335 S. Hwy 100
    P.O. Box 429
    Hales Corners, WI 53130

    James Harding
    James Harding3rd Year Theology
    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

    Email James at jharding@cdlex.org

    Write to James:
    St. Meinrad Seminary
    200 Hill Dr.
    St. Meinrad, IN 47577

    Marc Bentley
    Marc Bentley2nd 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

    Email Marc at mbentley@cdlex.org

    Write to Marc:
    St. Meinrad Seminary
    200 Hill Dr.
    St. Meinrad, IN 47577

    Aldrin Tayag
    Aldrin Tayag2nd 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

    Email Aldrin at atayag@cdlex.org

    Write to Aldrin:
    St. Meinrad Seminary
    200 Hill Dr.
    St. Meinrad, IN 47577

    David Wheeler
    David Wheeler2nd 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

    Email David at dwheeler@cdlex.org

    Write to David:
    Pontifical North American College
    00120 Vatican City State
    Europe

    Danny Taylor
    Danny Taylor1st 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

    Email Danny at dtaylor@cdlex.org

    Write to Danny:
    St. Meinrad Seminary
    200 Hill Dr.
    St. Meinrad, IN 47577

    Tim White
    Tim White1st Year Theology
    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

    Email Tim at twhite@cdlex.org

    Write to Tim:
    St. Meinrad Seminary
    200 Hill Dr.
    St. Meinrad, IN 47577

    Shawn Bohac
    Shawn Bohac2nd Year Philosophy
    Email Shawn at SBohac@cdlex.org

    Write to Shawn:
    St. Meinrad Seminary
    200 Hill Dr.
    St. Meinrad, IN 47577

    Brian Gall
    Brian Gall1st Year Philosophy
    Email Brian at bgall@cdlex.org

    Write to Brian:
    St. Meinrad Seminary
    200 Hill Dr.
    St. Meinrad, IN 47577

    Danny Hernandez
    Danny HernandezPastoral Year
    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

    Email Danny at dhernandez@cdlex.org

    Write to Danny:
    St. Francis of Assisi
    137 Bryan St,
    Pikeville, KY 41501


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