The Diocese of Spokane accepted six new seminarians to begin formation this year. In total, ten men from Spokane are going through seminary formation across three different locations: the Cor Christi Propaedeutic Program at Bishop White Seminary (Spokane, WA), Mount Angel Seminary (Mount Angel, OR), and St. Patrick’s Seminary & University (Menlo Park, CA). Here are some initial introductions to our new men:
A native of Colfax, WA, Christopher joins the diocese by way of the WSU Newman Center and FOCUS. Most recently, he was the Team Director leading a team of FOCUS missionaries at Boise State University. He is now in the Propaedeutic Program offered at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University.
Hailing from Liberty Lake, WA and claiming the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes as his home parish, Patrick is part of the inaugural cohort of the Cor Christi Propaedeutic Program run through Bishop White Seminary under the direction of Fr. Dan Barnett. He is a member of the second graduating class of the Chesterton Academy of Notre Dame.
Originally from Clarkston, WA, Mitch’s journey took him through dental school and service as an officer of the U.S. Navy, where he tended to sailors and marines as a dentist. He is now in the Propaedeutic Program offered at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University.
Nathan grew up in in Post Falls, ID, and he joins the Spokane diocese with prior seminary experience from Bishop White Seminary. As is not uncommon for college seminarians, he encountered a need to mature outside of the seminary environment before continuing with formation. In the interim he worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a Spokane-area hospital and earned his BA in Philosophy from Gonzaga University. He is in first year theology at Mount Angel Seminary.
Colby grew up in Richland, WA, graduated from Tri-Cities Prep (Pasco, WA) and recently finished his undergraduate work at Gonzaga University. He is now in the Propaedeutic Program offered at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University.
Nick and his family are from Spokane and have been faithful parishioners at St. Joseph Parish in Otis Orchard. He is part of the inaugural cohort of the Cor Christi Propaedeutic Program run through Bishop White Seminary.
The other four Spokane seminarians have the following seminary placements:
- Peter Guthrie at Mount Angel Seminary in first theology
- Josh Haxton at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in first pre-theology
- Andrew Kelley at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in first theology
- Nicholas Magarelli at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in first pre-theology