This is part of a continuing series introducing the seminarians of the Diocese of Sioux City to readers of The Catholic Globe. If you would like to adopt a seminarian – either with prayers or care packages – contact Father Shane Deman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (712) 233-7522.
Name: Tom Wilson
Home Parish: Immaculate Conception, Cherokee
Son of: Jeff and Michelle Wilson
Eye color: Blue
High school graduate: Washington High School, Cherokee, Class of 2008
College degree: 2013, Iowa State University, Ames; civil engineering
Name of seminary currently attending: Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
Year in seminary: Pre-Theology I
How you discerned God was calling you to be a priest: Prayerfully, humbling myself before God, learning to be obedient and opening myself up to his will.
Batman or Superman: Batman
Most important thing you have learned in seminary: The importance of recognizing Divine Providence in my life through all events, whether they be joyful or sorrowful and difficult, and how God is constantly calling me to himself through these events.
Three characteristics of a joyful priest: Humble, grateful and hopeful
Bacon or sausage: Bacon and sausage
Favorite image of Jesus: As Lord and King
Guilty-pleasure food: Cheesecake
Hymn that resonates with you: Great Ruler of All Space and Time
Senseless fear: Grizzly Bears
What is something about you people would be surprised to learn: I have climbed to the top of Devil’s Tower in Wyoming.