Seminarian profile: Aaron Herrenbruck

Seminary: St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad

Projected ordination year: Priesthood Ordination Class of 2025

Home Parish: St. Clement Parish, Boonville

Parents: Keith and Christy Herrenbruck 

Siblings (and their spouses/children): Kyle Herrenbruck and fiancé Kelsie Wilson; Lindsay and brother-in-law Colin Thompson, their children, Conner and Blair; Alex Herrenbruck 

High School / College (prior to seminary): 

Castle High School in Newburgh

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Favorite meal or snack: Wings!

What I do in my “down time:” I like to be active outdoors in the summer, but in the winter, I like to play games with friends indoors.

Bucket list vacation destination: Hawaii because the climate there is perfect for me! I want to hike the terrain and see the volcanos. I also would love to spend some time learning to surf.

The priest or deacon who baptized you: Deacon Joe Seibert

The priest who heard your First Confession: Father Lowell Will

Your Confirmation Saint: Saint Pope Leo the Great; embarrassingly enough, I chose him because I wanted “The Great” to be on my name tag during Confirmation. As I have grown into my faith and learned more about the brilliant theologian that he was, I have seen just how great of a choice that was.

Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 46 has been speaking to me lately. It is a reminder that we have an all-powerful God. There is nothing out of His reach, and we can rest assured that his power is enough for us. He is with us, and He will take care of everything that we give over to Him.