Current Seminarians

Jacob Zemaitis

Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan


May 9

Ordination Year


Home Town


Home Parish

St. Joseph


University of Saint Thomas (Philosophy, Catholic Studies, Engineering Minor)

Favorite Saint

Saint Joseph, John Paul II, Bishop Baraga, Mother Theresa

Vocation Story

While studying engineering at Grand Valley, I found myself searching for something more to offer my life towards what would offer a better sense of peace. In my third year there, I actually visited Mundelein and found a tremendous sense of peace in the thought of being a diocesan priest. After talking with some priests, praying, and going through a relationship, I finally decided to surrender myself to seminary and see what God had in store for me. It’s been an amazing experience!