Current Seminarians

Daniel Sanchez Garcia

Diocese of Yakima, Washington


March 19

Ordination Year


Home Town

Kennewick, WA

Home Parish

St. Joseph


Eastern Washington University (Applied Developmental Psychology)


Spanish and English


Sports, Outdoors, Guitar, Travel


I’ve ran a 4:26 mile

Favorite Saint

St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe

Favorite Devotion

The Holy Rosary

Vocation Story

I began to become aware of this call when I was 18 years old in college. A priest asked me, “Have you ever thought about being a priest?” And I said “No,… but I’m open to it.” Then he replied, “You would make a great priest!” And that stuck with me all through college. What attracted me the most was the complete disposition of a priest to adhere to the essential needs of God’s people. I came to the point where I had to know if God was truly calling me to this vocation, and the only way to figure that out was to join seminary, so I did. I graduated from EWU when I was 21 and entered seminary right afterwards. Ever since then it has been a pilgrimage of trust, and thanks be to God I am at a point where there is nothing I would rather be doing than pursuing this vocation to the priesthood.

Priest Aspirations

Serving Our Lord and His Church

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