Fr. Sergio Perez is west coast Director of Vocations and Youth Ministry for the Oblates of St. Joseph. He grew up in a Catholic home, but only while attending California State University at Bakersfield did he discover more about his faith. There, he began going to Mass regularly, joined a youth group and became engaged in various ministries at the local parish. It was during this time that it was mentioned to him that he should consider becoming a priest.
Fr. visited the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary while in college, where he says, “I felt at home.” Following graduation from CSUB in 2005, he entered the seminary and was ordained in 2012.