Current Seminarians

Charlie Plovanich

Archdiocese of Chicago


June 18

Ordination Year


Home Town


Home Parish

Queen of Angels


Loyola University/St. Joseph College Seminary (2014, Philosophy)




Music: The Tallest Man on Earth, The Flaming Lips, M. Ward, The Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim; rock climbing; books by: John Steinbeck, Jhumpa Lahiri, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Cormac McCarthy


I make my own songs on guitar

Favorite Saint

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Vocation Story

I was brought into a deep relationship with the Lord through the love of my family, who showed God’s face to me. From this relationship came a desire to do what He willed for my life, and from this came a deepening desire to give my life to Him as a priest. Without the faith and sacrificial love of my mother and father, I doubt that I would be in the Seminary or even know the Lord. In love, I met the Lord.

Priest Aspirations

Giving my life away totally for the Lord and His people, and being with them throughout life.

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

Spending ten weeks in an orphanage in Miacatlán, Mexico with two other seminarians, teaching Catechism to the children there.

Anything Else

God bless you!

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

That I may be a holy, unselfish priest who loves the Lord and His people by giving my life to both.