Seminarian profile: Deacon Caleb Scherzinger

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

Projected ordination year: Priesthood Ordination Summer 2024

Home Parish: St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, Celestine

Parents: Chuck and Karen Scherzinger

Siblings: Cole Scherzinger and Kari Ann Scherzinger

High School / College:

Northeast Dubois High School in Dubois

University of Southern Indiana in Evansville (prior to seminary)

Favorite meal or snack: Mississippi deer pot roast served over sautéed cabbage

What I do in my “down time:” In my downtime, I like to read, hunt and fish.

The priest or deacon who baptized you: Father Robert Bultman

The priest who heard your First Confession: Father Tom Kessler

Your Confirmation Saint: St. Hubert. I picked St. Hubert because he is the patron saint of hunting.

Favorite Bible verse: Luke 2:7: “She gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger.” The nativity scene is one of my favorites because of the great joy that is present here. Praying with this scripture and the idea of Jesus as an infant allows for great joy in my life. I regularly return to this image when I am in need of joy in my own life.