Current Seminarians

Michael Baldwin

Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan


November 16

Ordination Year


Home Town

Grand Rapids, MI

Home Parish

Shrine of St. Francis Xavier and Our Lady of Guadalupe


Grand Valley State University (Computer Science)

Previous Career

Software Engineer




Reading, Soccer, Bicycling, Weightlifting, Film, Music, Art


I hitchhiked back from a national park in Taiwan.

Favorite Saint

St. Michael the Archangel

Vocation Story

At the invitation of a fellow parishioner, I began attending daily Mass last summer at St. Thomas the Apostle in Ann Arbor, MI. I began assisting as an altar server at morning Mass on weekdays before going to work. At the same parish, I joined a group of young, faith-filled Catholics called Generation Christ. Through these experiences, I noticed the joy of the priests at the parish. My relationship with God deepened and I began to feel God calling me to discern priesthood. By the grace of God, I was able to open my heart to joining seminary and am now seriously discerning diocesan priesthood!

Priest Aspirations

Sharing the love and mercy of Jesus with others and spiritual fatherhood

Anything Else

I am very grateful for all the prayers and support as I discern priesthood!

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

Please pray for trust in God in all things and courage to bring suffering to Christ