Seminarians 2021-2022

Please find the Seminarian Directory for the Diocese of Jefferson City below. Inquiries about seminarians can be sent to:

Theology II
Mr. Christopher Hoffmann
Home Parish: St. Vincent de Paul (Sedalia)
Seminary: Pontifical College Josephinum(PCJ)
Birthdate: May 31

Theology II
Mr. Phillip Novotny
Home Parish: St. Thomas More Newman Center (Columbia)
Seminary: Pontificial College Josephinum (PCJ)
Birthdate: July 15

Mr. Bryce Smith
HP: St. Clement (Bowling Green)
Seminary: Pontifical College Josephinum (PCJ)
Birthdate: March 24

College IV
Mr. Jacob Hartman
Home Parish: St. Andrew (Holts Summit)
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary (HTS)
Birthdate: May 25

College III
Mr. Shane Kliethermes
Home Parish: Immaculate Conception (Jefferson City)
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary (HTS)
Birthdate: February 21

College II
Mr. Gage Neisen
Home Parish: Queen Peace (Ewing)
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary (HTS)
Birthdate: March 20

College I
Mr. John Paul McGuire
HP: St. Brendan (Mexico)
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary (HTS)
Birthdate: October 27

There are many steps in the discernment process men undergo in discerning a possible vocation to the priesthood. If someone you know had been a seminarian but is no longer listed here, please continue to pray for his discernment of what God is calling him to be. Be assured this list is kept accurate and no further information regarding an individual’s discernment decision is available. For more information, contact the Vocation Office at or by phone (573) 635-9127.

Seminarian Directory

Seminarians 2021 2022 Jan 2021 Official