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 email@example.com or (712) 233-7522.
Home parish: Immaculate Conception, Cherokee.
Son of: Jeff and Michelle Wilson
High school graduate: Washington Highschool, Cherokee, Class of 2008.
College degree: Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 2013
Name of seminary currently attending: Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
Year in seminary: Pre-Theology II
Chocolate or vanilla: Depends on the food.
How you discerned God was calling you: I started listening.
Dream vacation: Through-hiking the Appalachian Trail
Most important thing you have learned from your parents: How to tie my shoes. I can’t imagine I would’ve gotten far without knowing that! But also a how to work hard and the virtue of fortitude.
Coke or Pepsi: No thanks.
What the priesthood means to you: Sacrifice
Only way to eat eggs: With one’s mouth?
Favorite image of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Queen of Heaven
Preferred pie: Cherry, but why have pie when there’s cheesecake?
Night owl or morning person: I enjoy being both, just not at the same time.
Go-to prayer in times of need: Thomas Merton’s Prayer of Abandonment.
Senseless fear: Any fear which is not of God.
Something about you people would be surprised to learn: I summited Mt. Rainier in Washington while I was in college.