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Current Seminarians

Jacob Hahn

Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Birthday

October 24

Ordination Year

2024

Home Town

West Olive, Michigan

Home Parish

Our Lady of the Lake

Undergraduate

Grand Valley State University (Psychology)

Hobbies

Woodworking

Tidbit

I am 7 feet tall. I am related to Father Scott Hahn (NOT Dr. Scott Hahn)

Vocation Story

Since I was in grade school, I had always said I wanted to be a priest. As I grew older, I pushed the priesthood aside because it wasn’t the “Cool” occupation. I graduated high school and left for out-of-state college. It was my first time away from home, and I lost my faith and became focused on video games, and struggled even after I returned home.

I had begun to teach faith formation at my parish and ended up going on a retreat with my students. I experienced Adoration for the first time and felt a calling to go to reconciliation. I went to reconciliation, which was probably my second reconciliation ever, and got a lot of things off my chest that had been weighing me down. I then visited the minor seminary my Diocese sends to and realized that Seminary was more like college and less like the monastic life I thought it would be like. I then started the application process and here I am now.

Priest Aspirations

Serving others and helping to draw them closer to Christ