Meet Our Seminarians

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Transitional Diaconate & Configuration Stage

1-5 Years from Priestly Ordination

Matthew Jewell

Kingsley Ohaeri

Scott Fyall

Michael Noriega

Ladd Spears

Isaiah Minke

Michael Rhodes

Chris Haberberger

Brian McNaughton

William Stivers

Cameron Kologinczak

Wyatt Parlow

Daniel Mani

Porfirio Duarte

Benjamin Martinez

Michael Torregosa

Charles Wuebker

Matthew Jewell

Birthday: August 1st
Home Parish: Our Lady of Wisdom University Parish, San Marcos
Seminary: St. Mary’s Seminary
Level of Formation: Transitional Diaconate
Patron Saint: Saint Padre Pio
Random Fact: My favorite apologist is Padre Luis Toro.

Kingsley Ohaeri

Birthday: March 16th
Home Parish: St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, Austin
Assignment: St. Mary’s Seminary
Level of Formation: Configuration III
Patron Saint: St. Jude
Random Fact:  There is power in prayer.

Scott Fyall

Birthday: September 18th
Home Parish: St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Dripping Springs
Assignment: Pontifical North American College
Level of Formation: Configuration III
Patron Saint: St. Andrew
Random Fact: I met the Dalai Lama while working at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

Michael Noriega

Birthday: November 7th
Home Parish: University Catholic Center, Austin
Assignment: Pontifical North American College
Level of Formation: Configuration III
Patron Saint(s): St. Michael the Archangel and St. Joseph
Random Fact: When I was 4 years old, my family lived in Saudi Arabia for 1 year.

Ladd Spears

Birthday: May 19th
Home Parish: St. Mary Cathedral, Austin
Level of Formation: Configuration III
Assignment: St. Mary’s Seminary, Houston
Patron Saint: Saint Ignatius of Antioch
Random Fact: In the summer of 2008, I and 19 others sailed a 66 foot sailboat from Newport, RI 650 nautical miles to the island of Bermuda in 4 days.

Isaiah Minke

Birthday: November 26th
Home Parish: St. Thomas Aquinas, College Station
Seminary: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Pflugerville
Level of Formation: Pastoral Year
Patron Saint: St. Francis de Sales
Random Fact: I love ballroom dance and did it for five years before seminary.

Michael Rhodes

Birthday: February 5th
Home Parish: St. Mary Catholic Center, College Station
Seminary: Pontifical North American College, Rome
Level of Formation: Configuration III
Patron Saint: St. Augustine
Random Fact:  I’m a licensed HAM Radio operator

Chris Haberberger

Birthday: September 19
Home Parish: St. Thomas Aquinas, College Station
Seminary: St. Mary’s Seminary
Level of Formation: Configuration II
Patron Saint: St. Michael the Archangel
Random Fact: I enjoy brewing coffee, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, audiobooks and podcasts

Brian McNaughton

Birthday: December 23rd
Home Parish: St. Vincent De Paul, Austin
Seminary: St. Mary’s Seminary
Level of Formation: Configuration II
Patron Saint: St. Ignatius of Loyola
Random Fact: I once wrote a computer program to generate over 15,000 March Madness (college basketball) brackets. None of them were correct by the end of the first round.

William Stivers

Birthday: May 23
Home Parish: St. Elizabeth, Pflugerville
Seminary: St. Mary’s Seminary
Level of Formation: Configuration II
Patron Saint: St. Louis of France
Random Fact: I love to impersonate characters’ voices.

Cameron Kologinczak

Birthday: March 15
Home Parish: St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Round Rock
Seminary: St. Mary’s Seminary
Level of Formation: Configuration II
Patron Saint: St. Francis of Assisi
Random Fact: I was on a competition robotics team in high school.

Wyatt Parlow

Birthday: December 1st
Home Parish: St. Anthony, Bryan
Seminary: Pontifical North American College
Level of Formation: Configuration I
Patron Saint: St. Luke
Random Fact:  During my time at Texas A&M, I became an EMT.

Daniel Mani

Birthday: August 11th
Home Parish: St. William Catholic Church, Round Rock
Seminary: St. Mary’s Seminary, Houston
Level of Formation: Configuration I
Patron Saint: St. Dominic Savio and St. Mns. Romeo
Random Fact: I was invited to play in the USA Soccer National Team for the U13 age

Porfirio Duarte

Birthday: September 15th
Home Parish: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Austin
Seminary: St. Mary’s Seminary
Level of Formation: Configuration I
Patron Saint: St. Jude
Random Fact: I’m a former DJ

Benjamin Martinez

Birthday: March 23rd
Home Parish: Christ the King, Belton
Seminary: Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans
Level of Formation: Configuration I
Patron Saint: St. Ivo of Kermartin
Random Fact: I love paddle-boarding, dog-walking, reading, and of course adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Michael Torregosa

Birthday: October 20th
Home Parish: St. Mary Catholic Center, College Station
Seminary: St. Mary’s Seminary, Houston
Level of Formation: Configuration I
Patron Saint: St. Thomas Aquinas (Confirmation)/Bl. Stanley Rother (Vocation)
Random Fact:  I enjoy photography, podcasting, reading, writing, and having a good conversation with friends.

Charles Wuebker

Birthday: May 20
Home Parish: St. Martin of Tours
Seminary: Sacred Heart Seminary
Level of Formation: Configuration II
Patron Saint: Saint Charles Borromeo
Random Fact: I worked as a lawyer and am passionate about Catholic social justice issues.

Discipleship stage

6-7 Years from Priestly Ordination

Ryan Both

Luke Hubacek

John Ungarino

Ethan Rice

Sean Bryan

Jack Graves

Nahum Rodriguez

Michael Snyder

Kevin Kelly

Jeremy Casal

Jorge Cavazos

Justin Jonas

Ryan Both

Birthday: August 30
Home Parish: St. Peter Catholic Student Center, Waco
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Discipleship IV (Pre-Theology II)
Patron Saint: St. Augustine of Hippo
Random Fact: I like to write Byzantine icons!

Luke Hubacek

Birthday: March 31
Home Parish: St. Joseph, Bryan
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Discipleship IV (Pre-Theology I)
Patron Saint: Bl. Carlo Acutis
Random Fact: I am 19 minutes older than my twin sister

John Ungarino

Birthday: September 30
Home Parish: St. Peter Catholic Student Center, Waco
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Discipleship IV (Pre-Theology II)
Patron Saint: St. Joseph
Random Fact: Loves anything with shrimp

Ethan Rice

Birthday: June 3
Home Parish: St. Mary’s Catholic Center, College Station
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Discipleship III (College III)
Patron Saint: St. Cecilia
Random Fact: I love playing the piano/organ/guitar, backpacking and hiking, and learning new skills

Sean Bryan

Birthday: September 26
Home Parish: Our Lady of Wisdom, San Marcos
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Discipleship II (College II)
Patron Saint: St. Jerome
Random Fact: I used to pole vault

Jack Graves

Birthday: May 17
Home Parish: St. Mary Cathedral, Austin
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Discipleship III (College III)
Patron Saint: St. Joseph
Random Fact: I used to be a nationally competitive speed skater

Nahum Rodriguez

Birthday: July 18
Home Parish: St. Margaret Mary
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Discipleship II (College II)
Patron Saint: Sts. Cyril & Methodius
Random Fact: I have a twin brother

Michael Snyder

Birthday: January 16
Home Parish: St. William Round Rock
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Discipleship III (College III)
Patron Saint: St. Michael the Archangel
Random Fact: My Grandmother taught me how to knit when I was in elementary school

Kevin Kelly

Birthday: July 25th
Home Parish: St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Dripping Springs
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Discipleship IV (College IV)
Patron Saint: St. Anthony of Padua
Random Fact: I love boardgaming

Jeremy Casal

Birthday: February 22
Home Parish: St. William’s Catholic Church, Round Rock
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Discipleship IV (College IV)
Patron Saint: St. Pedro Calungsod
Random Fact:  I ate a pig’s eye once

Jorge Cavazos

Birthday: April 19th
Home Parish: St. Williams, Round Rock
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Discipleship IV (College IV)
Patron Saint: St. Joseph and St. Faustina
Random Fact:  I have a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Justin Jonas

Birthday: June 7
Home Parish: St. Vincent de Paul, Austin
Seminary: Notre Dame Seminary
Level of Formation: Discipleship III (College III)
Patron Saint: St. Francis of Assisi
Random Fact: I’m an avid fan of travel and aviation.

propaedeutic stage

6-9 Years from Priestly Ordination

Spencer Diem

Diego Estrada

Kyle Lennox

Alex Lopez

David Nelle

Matthew Perez

Jack Pitre

Ryan Principato

Cole Schultze

Spencer Diem

Birthday: July 2
Home Parish: Christ the King, Belton
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Propaedeutic Stage
Patron Saint: St. Augustine of Hippo
Random Fact: I can speak German.

Diego Estrada

Birthday: June 25
Home Parish: St. Elizabeth, Pflugerville
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Propaedeutic Stage
Patron Saint: St. Therese of Lisieux
Random Fact: I tried to audition for a part in the Pixar Movie “Coco” (P.S. It didn’t work out)

Kyle Lennox

Birthday: August 5
Home Parish: St. Mary’s Catholic Center, College Station
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Propaedeutic Stage
Patron Saint: St. Joseph of Cupertino
Random Fact: I am in a military family, and I have lived in 4 states and Germany.

Alex Lopez

Birthday: February 1
Home Parish: San Francisco Javier, Austin
Seminary: Seminario Hispano
Level of Formation: Propaedeutic Stage

David Nelle

Birthday: June 19
Home Parish: St. Mary’s Catholic Center, College Station
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Propaedeutic Stage
Patron Saint: St. Francis of Assisi
Random Fact: I was on a human-powered submarine team while I was in college.

Matthew Perez

Birthday: November 1
Home Parish: St. Vincent de Paul, Austin
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Propaedeutic Stage
Patron Saint: Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
Random Fact: I am an avid LEGO enthusiast

Jack Pitre

Birthday: December 15
Home Parish: St. Thomas More, Austin
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Propaedeutic Stage
Patron Saint: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Random Fact: I enjoy writing, recording, and producing music.

Ryan Principato

Birthday: September 24
Home Parish: St. Mary Cathedral, Austin
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Propaedeutic Stage
Patron Saints: Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
Random Fact: I worked in cybersecurity for four years before entering seminary.

Cole Schultze

Birthday: April 5
Home Parish: Our Lady of Wisdom, San Marcos
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary
Level of Formation: Propaedeutic Stage
Patron Saint: Saint Andrew
Random Fact: In the summer of 2022, two friends and I drove from San Antonio all the way to Maine (36 hours)

2023-2024 Seminarian Information