Current Seminarians

Jacob McDaniel

Diocese of Gary, Indiana


January 2

Ordination Year


Home Town

Michigan City, IN

Home Parish

Queen of All Saints Catholic Church


Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (2014, Philosophy)




I enjoy playing video games, fishing, and reading.

Favorite Saint

St. Thomas Aquinas

Vocation Story

I first heard a call to the priesthood in 8th grade after becoming a lector at my home parish, but it was something I put off until college. After rediscovering my faith and having true conversion, I got more involved with the Church on my college campus. After discerning with a religious order, I felt called to come home to the Diocese of Gary. Seminary formation has been an adventure ever since!

Priest Aspirations

Being able to serve the people of God.

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

Please pray that the seminarians of the Church have the grace of self-surrender, that we may hand over to God nothing less than our whole lives.