Current Seminarians

Joe Wagner

Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia


December 12

Ordination Year


Home Town

Woodstock, GA

Home Parish

St. Michael the Archangel


Kennesaw State University (2009, Accounting)

Graduate Degree


Previous Career





Sports and Fraternity


I won a state championship for golf in high school.

Favorite Saint

St. John Paul II

Vocation Story

I went off to college not very rooted in my faith. Gradually, God began to draw near to me and I started getting more serious about my faith. I felt the call to the priesthood later in college but pushed it away for several years as I entered the work force as a CPA at a public accounting firm. Once I realized the call wasn’t going away, I began to get more serious about my discernment and try to surrender more to God’s will each day. I went on a couple discernment retreats, visited the seminary and finally made the move to enter seminary. I am in my second year at Mundelein seminary now and there is honestly no place I would rather be.

Priest Aspirations

I look forward to fulfilling the vocation that has God called me to and being a humble servant for His people. I look forward to diving in to the life of a parish and into the lives of parishioners as a spiritual father.

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

Please pray that I continue to fall more in love with the person of Jesus Christ.