Seminarian profile: Nathan Folz

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

Projected ordination year: Priesthood Ordination 2027

Home Parish: Good Shepherd Parish, Evansville

Parents: Donald and Mary Folz

Siblings (and their spouses/children): Lacie and DJ Hodges, Nicholas Folz and Paul Folz

High School / College (prior to seminary):

Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville

Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky

Favorite meal or snack: White Cheddar Cheez-It

What I do in my “down time:” Read, grow plants, hike

Bucket list vacation destination: Bavaria (Southern Germany). I'd love to visit Bavaria to see the mountains and castles and experience the culture.

The priest or deacon who baptized you: Father Ted Temple

The priest who heard your First Confession: Father Attila Frohlich

Your Confirmation Saint: St. John Neumann. He is the only male United States citizen to be canonized and is a great example of someone with the courage to leave everything behind to follow God's call. 

Favorite Bible verse: “We have come to know and to believe in the love that God has for us. God is love and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him" (1 John 4:16). This verse is a beautiful reminder of how much we are loved by God and the important role that love must play in all that we do.