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Seminarians 2023-2024

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

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

Mr. Gregory Clever
Home Parish: St. Joseph (Cottleville, MO)
Seminary: Mundelein Seminary
Birthdate: May 14

Theology II
Mr. Jacob Hartman
Home Parish: St. Andrew (Holts Summit)
Seminary: Mundelein Seminary
Birthdate: May 25

Theology I
Mr. Shane Kliethermes
Home Parish: Immaculate Conception (Jefferson City)
Seminary: Mundelein Seminary
Birthdate: February 21

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

Mr. Gabriel Eckstein
HP: Mission of Ss. Peter and Paul (Cole Camp)
Seminary: Pontifical College Josephinum (PCJ)
Birthdate: June 17

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

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

College II
Mr. David Cahill
Home Parish: St. Patrick (Rolla)
Seminary: Holy Trinity Seminary (HTS)
Birthdate: February 2

Mr. Luke Dalton
Home Parish: St. Patrick (Rolla)
Seminary: Conception Seminary
Birthdate: September 7


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 followme@diojeffcity.org or by phone (573) 635-9127.


Seminarian Directory

Seminarians 2023 2024 Official