Diocese of Baker

Meet our Seminarians



Steve Garza

Steve is from Our Lady of Angels parish in Hermiston, Oregon. 
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, he was ordained as a transitional deacon
at Our Lady of Angels.
Steve is continuing his studies for the priesthood at at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts.


Seminarian Caleb Cunningham

is from St. Bernard parish in Jordan Valley, Oregon. 

He is assigned to St. Francis of Assisi parish in Bend for his Pastoral Year.

Zachary Vandehey

Zack is from Our Lady of the Angels parish in Hermiston, Oregon.

He is starting college at Bishop White Seminary in Spokane, Washington.


Bishop White Seminary
429 East Sharp Avenue
Spokane, WA  99202


Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary
558 South Avenue

Weston, MA  02493



    Bishop White Seminary, founded on August 4, 1954, provides integral, initial formation for men discerning a vocation to the diocesan priesthood, fosters the ongoing formation of the clergy, and helps generate a culture of discernment in the Diocese of Spokane.

     Located right off Gonzaga's campus, Bishop White Seminary is the only college seminary for training men into the Catholic priesthood in Washington state. Most of the seminarians are students at Gonzaga.

    Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary is a Roman Catholic professional and graduate theological institution dedicated uniquely to the preparation of seminarians thirty years of age and older responding to a call to priestly ministry.

     Our program fosters the human, spiritual, academic and pastoral formation of its seminarians. We especially respect and utilize the life experiences and accomplishments of our mature seminarians, as we prepare them for priestly ministry.

    The Seminary program is based on the Ratio Fundamentalis of the Holy See, the Program of Priestly Formation Fifth Edition, of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Post-Synodal Exhortation of Pope John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis.

Prayer for Vocations

God our Father, send Your Holy Spirit to open my mind and heart to your divine call to holiness. Grant me the strength and courage to answer Jesus’ call to ‘come and follow Him.’ Help me this day to place my life in your hands and to trust in your divine presence in my life. Open the hearts and minds of young men and women, so that a new flowering of vocations to the priesthood and religious life, may show forth the fidelity of Your love. Then all may know Christ, the true “Light of the World” as the gentle voice calling them to follow Him. Bless me with the courage to follow you, to serve your people and to spread the good news of the Gospel. Amen.


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