Fr. Matthew Wiering, Vocation Director for the Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota. Sensing a call to the priesthood in high school and college, he felt he was “doomed” to be a priest. After resisting the call for a time, he surrendered to God’s will, whatever that meant in his life. Great support from his parents and family helped him open his mind and heart to a possible priestly vocation. He attended seminary in Rome, and was ordained to the priesthood on July 3, 2010. After serving in a parish and teaching high school theology, he was named diocesan vocation director in July 2014.

"You are priests, not social or political leaders." -St. John Paul II