Current Seminarians

Jacob Rouse

Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa


December 6

Ordination Year


Home Town

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Home Parish

St. Patrick


Loras College (2014, Philosophy)




Literature, film and art analysis; biking


I served in the Army National Guard for six years

Favorite Saint

St. Therese of Lisieux

Vocation Story

I graduated Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids with the intent of going to school for Music Education, being a band director, getting married, and starting a family. While all these are very good things, I realized that I was not being fulfilled by pursuing these life goals. I found peace, joy, and excitement when I decided to enter seminary formation and have felt nothing but growing love for God, his church, and his people. God loves us, knows us, and has a plan for us. When I started listening to what his plan was for my life, I found deep happiness.

Priest Aspirations

Being an instrument of God’s mercy in the sacrament of Penance.

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

Please pray for an increase in the virtues of Courage, Prudence, and Wisdom