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Current Seminarians

Colin Keiser

Diocese of Wichita, Kansas

Birthday

April 17

Ordination Year

2026

Home Town

Wichita, KS

Home Parish

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Undergraduate

Wichita State University (Secondary Education - History & Government)

Languages

English

Hobbies

Watching movies and TV Shows with my friends and family, video games, comic books, superheroes, having long conversations with my friends about a wide variety of topics.

Tidbit

I was homeschooled all the way through high school

Favorite Saint

St. Michael the Archangel

Favorite Devotion

The Divine Mercy Chaplet

Vocation Story

When I was in high school I would always ask God for a big flashing sign in my face telling me what he wanted me to do. I didn’t get that sign in high school or my first two years of college. Then in January 2019 I went to the SEEK conference that year put on by FOCUS. During one of the keynote addresses Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT was talking about the unique and sacrificial love of God and how it can transform the human heart. As an example she told the story of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Later on in the talk she’s talking about priests and how they can literally love with the heart of Christ due to an ontological change that happens at ordination. She then said to all the men in the audience that if they were looking for a sign from God that they should start discerning the Priesthood there it was. I then entered a three month process of going back and forth in my head and heart because I was considering married life very heavily at that time. It took a conversation with one of my closest friends that made me realize that I needed to seriously consider the seminary. I then spent the summer thinking and praying about it and began applying in September 2019.

Priest Aspirations

Administering the sacraments to God’s people and ministering to high school aged kids, specifically young men.

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

My favorite story of life as a seminarian is how welcomed I was when I first started going to seminarian events with my Diocese back in Wichita and when I arrived here at Mundelein. I’ve been involved in brotherhood and have experienced close fraternity before but never like this. I think part of that is while in the other groups we were on the same journey of getting to heaven but taking slightly different avenues to get there. With seminary we’re all taking the same path on our ultimate journey of heaven and sainthood. Also it’s because we live in such close community as brothers and that’s just amazing as I’ve never experienced anything like that before.

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

That I continually grow closer to God through prayer and getting to know my brother seminarians.