Current Seminarians

Nicholas Radloff

Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa


May 27th

Ordination Year


Home Town

Dyersville, IA

Home Parish

St. Francis Xavier Basilica


Saint Louis University (B.S. Aerospace Engineering)

Graduate Degree

M.A. Theology

Previous Career

United States Air Force


Aviation, Theater


I'm a member of the National Association of Priest Pilots. It's a group dedicated to making aviation an effective ministry tool.

Favorite Saint

Saint Joseph of Cupertino

Vocation Story

I had thought about the priesthood all throughout my youth but always found a reason to say “no.”  My discernment took on a new form in college, but I had already committed to joining the Air Force.  After graduation, I became a Navigator/Combat Systems Officer and flew HC-130s in the 79th Rescue Squadron.  My commitment was complete in December of 2015, and I joined the seminary the following month.

Priest Aspirations

Providing the sacraments

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

The pilgrimage to the Holy Land during 3rd Theology is truly a life changing experience.  One looks at scripture in a whole new light after walking in the locations where it took place.

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

Any prayers are appreciated!  I ask that you pray for all of us to find our true calling.