Current Seminarians

Kyle Tietz

Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa

Ordination Year


Home Town

Cedar Rapids, IA

Home Parish

St. Pius X


Iowa State University (Computer Engineering)


Working on Spanish!


Ultimate Frisbee, running, juggling, reading, and watching movies


I once juggled flaming torches. I only lost a bit of leg hair!

Favorite Saint

St. Francis de Sales

Favorite Devotion

The Memorare prayer

What has been your favorite/most memorable story of your time at Mundelein thus far?

The most important experience for me in my first year at Mundelein has been joining my brother seminarians for Morning Prayer and Mass in the chapel. The first week I was trying to figure out the psalter and hymnals and I remember feeling still like an outsider. But by the second week I felt a part of the community and privileged to be part of this community. It is a joy to come together for prayer and celebration of Eucharist in the morning with so many other men striving to grow closer to Christ and pursuing the priesthood.