Current Seminarians

Nick Zummo

Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri


October 16

Ordination Year


Home Town


Home Parish

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton


Missouri University of Science and Technology (Geological Engineering)

Graduate Degree



English, Spanish


Running, bowling, painting, carpentry, hiking

Favorite Saint

St. Therese of Lisieux

Vocation Story

I first began thinking of the priesthood after my pastor asked me if I wanted to be a priest. I was about ten years old at the time. As I got a little older I became very involved in my parish’s youth group. That was a great positive influence on me and really helped me to grow in my faith. During that time in high school, I began to hear God calling me, in very subtle ways, to the priesthood. However, I was afraid to respond at that time. I went to college and hoped that I would forget about it. While I was in college I became very involved at the Newman Center. As that was happening I made a lot of good Catholic friends and started going to daily mass. These things both helped me to grow in love for God and the Church. Late in college, I really started feeling a strong call to the priesthood. After I finished my degree program I applied and came to the seminary.

Priest Aspirations

Hearing confessions

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

That I will continue to grow in love and trust of God