Derek Hooper

Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri


January 23

Ordination Year


Home Town

Jefferson City

Home Parish

Cathedral of St. Joseph


Pittsburg State University (Business Finance)

Graduate Degree

MBA -Corporate Finance and Sports & Entertainment Management

Previous Career

Finance and Accounting


Reading, Watching Baseball, Hiking


I am an Army Veteran

Favorite Saint

St. Augustine

Vocation Story

Just like St. Augustine, I found out that our hearts are restless until they rest in the Lord. I’ve done quite a bit in my life, but there has not been anything that I have found that has filled my heart heart with peace and joy as seminary life pursuing the priesthood.

Priest Aspirations

Being there and serving the people of God by helping them develop a deeper relationship with the Lord.

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

The great since of joy from being a member of a great community.