Newest Seminarian Excited to Serve God
SAGINAW — Kevin Wojciechowski will become the newest of seven seminarians of the Diocese of Saginaw. This fall, Wojciechowski, 21, will attend St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He grew up in Burton, Mich. and majored in psychology at Saginaw Valley State University before he decided to enter the seminary.
“I’m interested in serving others and the priesthood is a very unique way in which I can serve God and others,” Wojciechowski said.
Wojciechowski was involved in his youth group in high school, but says he didn’t have a firm foundation in his faith until encountering Father Eddie Dwyer, who at the time served as a chaplain at Saginaw Valley State University. Dwyer is a priest of the Diocese of Saginaw.
“Father Eddie is young and has a similar personality to my own,” Wojciechowski said. “He made me want to be a better man of God.” In addition to his priestly pursuits, Wojciechowski enjoys playing guitar, fishing, hunting, and hanging out with friends.
Wojciechowski will join fellow seminarian Jason Payne at St. John Vianney Seminary in August 2014. In addition to Wojciechowski and Payne , there are currently four other Diocese of Saginaw seminarians who attend Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit: Christopher Bierlein, Marc Hopps, Stephen Blaxton and Adam Maher. Another seminarian, Matt Federico, attends Mundelein Seminary in Illinois. Robert Kelm recently completed studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and will serve in pastoral ministry for the diocese.