Current Seminarians

Cameron Costello

Diocese of Davenport, Iowa


February 8

Ordination Year


Home Town

Durant, Iowa

Home Parish

St. Mary's, Wilton/St. Ann's, Long Grove


Conception Seminary College (Philosophy)

Previous Career

I was a Cross Country and Track coach.

Vocation Story

While I was coaching, my brother challenged me to take something on to come closer to Christ during Lent instead of giving something up. He challenged me to visit the Blessed Sacrament once every day during Lent. I liked the idea and decided to take his challenge. My time in front of our Lord quickly became up to three hours most days. I continued this pattern while I was still coaching until Fr. Bob Busher asked if I had been thinking about becoming a Priest. This question spoke to me; I had been feeling a call to the priesthood. However, I didn’t know where to start or anything about seminary. After some catechesis and some more questions about priesthood Fr. Bob gave the Vocations Director my number, and the rest is history!

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

Please pray for my vocation and also that I not only hear God’s voice in my life, but I act upon His word.