Three men have been accepted as new seminaries for the Diocese of Tyler. Nathaniel (Nathan) Hall, Nathan (Nate) Imig and Jacob Reed will begin their studies at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis in the Fall of 2022.
Nathaniel (Nathan) Hall, 18 years of age and one of six siblings, graduates from Athens High School this May. He began to serve Mass at St. Edward’s in Athens in 2015. Nathan became active in the youth group in middle school, and began to discern his vocation intentionally his senior year of high school. He will graduate 3rd in his class and has been involved with athletics and Young Life during his time in high school. Nathan will be helping with TOTUS TUUS in the Diocese of Tyler this summer. In the Fall, he will enter 1st College at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.
Nathan (Nate) Imig, 26 years of age, has been working as an engineering sales manager for the last couple of years. Born in Florida, Nate was baptized a Lutheran and later attended Baptist churches. His initial encounter with Catholicism was with the FOCUS missionaries at the St. John Paul II Center at UT Tyler where he was playing college baseball. He converted to Catholicism in the Spring of 2020. Nate has been serving as an acolyte for over a year in Tyler. He quit his job at the end of February 2022 and has been serving at the Cathedral in Tyler under the direction of Fr. Hank Lanik. He will enter Pre-Theology I at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in the Fall.
Jacob Reed, 24 years of age, is from the Houston area and has been serving as a FOCUS missionary at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. The priests and the people in the Nacogdoches area inspired him to discern a priestly vocation in East Texas. In college, Jacob had an awakening in his faith at UT Austin and fell in love with the Blessed Sacrament, which then led him to want to join FOCUS as a missionary. Jacob will be wrapping up his time with FOCUS this summer and entering Pre-Theology I at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in the Fall.
To learn more about vocations in the Diocese of Tyler visit, www.dioceseoftyler.org/vocations.