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Jeremy J. Priest
Jeremy is our current Pastoral Associate. He is the second of two children and boasts of having 71 first cousins! Jeremy grew up in Traverse City, Michigan and attended St. Francis High School--Go Glads! After some time in the Navy, Jeremy attended Marquette University, graduating in 2000 with a degree in Theology. After graduation he spent five years in seminary and religious life, earning another BA in Philosophy at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. During that time Jeremy discerned another direction for his life and has worked for the past few years in campus ministry, most recently at Madonna University.
A few highlights of Jeremy's time in school include learning the deep furrows of Ignatian Spirituality from the many Jesuits who taught him at Marquette and in the seminary. Among these experiences were Christian Life Communities and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (30-day silent retreat). There were many opportunities for service during this period that opened Jeremy's heart to serving the Lord in different ways. Some of these included time spent at Milwaukee's Catholic Worker house, living at inner-city parishes, and tutoring immigrant peoples in ESL. Jeremy's experience teaching the Catholic Faith in the Bellarmine Society (a Marquette student organization) helped him to rediscover his home in the Catholic Church.
Jeremy grew up enjoying school, playing football, basketball, and baseball -- big Tiger's fan! Jeremy spent much of his college time rediscovering his Catholic faith and shining his shoes as a Midshipman in the Navy ROTC. He loves reading theology (see ridiculous # of books in background) and discovering the richness of the Catholic Tradition.
You can contact Jeremy by email at: email@example.com And be sure to check out his blog!