Current Seminarians

Andrew Ayers

Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan


February 26

Ordination Year


Home Town

Grand Rapids, MI

Home Parish

St Thomas the Apostle Grand Rapids, MI


University of St Thomas, MN (2011, Philosophy and Catholic Studies)


English and very beginners Spanish


Architecture, music, literature, and history


I have wanted to be a priest since before my family converted to Catholicism when I was 8

Favorite Saint

St. Andrew the Apostle

Favorite Devotion

I have a particular devotion to the Rosary

Vocation Story

I have wanted to be a priest for a very long time.
When I was in high school, though, it was such an expectation, that it was difficult to discern. However, upon entrance into seminary, and with good discernment, I have found that I am in love with the Church. College seminary is an excellent place to find this out.

Priest Aspirations

I look forward to being a father.

What has been your favorite/most memorable story of your time at Mundelein thus far?

My favorite day at Mundelein occurred last year when a chipmunk entered the refectory and caused a lot of chaos.

How can Mundelein's donors and community pray for you?

Please pray for growth in fortitude.