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Current Seminarians

Charles Leidel

Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Birthday

October 24

Ordination Year

2026

Home Town

Grand Haven, MI

Home Parish

Basilica of St. Adalbert

Undergraduate

University of St. thomas (Philosophy)

Hobbies

Running, filming, photography

Tidbit

I interned with the Holland Symphony playing the violin

Favorite Saint

St. Dominic

Vocation Story

When I was 14yrs old I first felt the call to the diocesan priesthood. However, throughout high school, I didn’t give it much thought but as I was nearing graduation I felt the call of Jesus to grow closer to him. This led me to discern a religious community called the Community of St. John for two years where I grew in my relationship with Christ. Through this deepening of my prayer life, I felt a desire in my heart again for the diocesan priesthood and serving a parish in my own diocese. After a period of discernment, I decided to enter the college seminary after spending a year in Grand Rapids working and getting general education courses done at the local community college. I graduated from St. John Vianney College Seminary in the Spring of 2022 and applied for Mundelein to begin in the fall of 2022.

Priest Aspirations

Administering the Sacraments

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

Please pray that my heart becomes more and more conformed to the Sacred Heart of Jesus throughout my time at Mundelein seminary.