Seminarian profile: Eliott Church

Seminary: Propaedeutic Stage, Father Deydier House of Discernment, Evansville

Projected ordination year: 2031

Home Parish: Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Haubstadt

Parents: Aaron and Jessica Church

Sibling: Lucas, 16

High School (prior to seminary):

Gibson Southern High School in Fort Branch

Favorite meal or snack: Dirt Pudding!

What I do in my “down time:” I like to toss around a Frisbee or play cards with friends!

Bucket list vacation destination: Poland, I’ve always wanted to walk in the footsteps of St. Faustina and explore the places that shaped her remarkable spiritual journey.

The priest or deacon who baptized you: Deacon Joe Seibert

The priest who heard your First Confession: Father Jason Gries

Favorite Bible verse: “When Jesus heard him, He was amazed and said to those following Him, ‘Truly I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith’” (Mathew 8:10). I like this verse because Jesus was amazed by how much this man trusted him and the amount of faith he had. It inspires me to have faith like this man, to amaze Jesus.