April 8, 1994
St. Michael the Archangel, Streator
Year entered the Seminary/Class of
Entered in 2013, Class of 2020
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD
Why did you become a seminarian?
I always felt that God was calling me to bigger and better things. I looked into several career areas, but whatever I looked into, I got the feeling that God was telling me, “No, that’s not for you.” It was during Lent of my freshman year of college that I stopped looking for a career, and put it in His hands. And he answered, “Zak, be my priest.”
Before you entered the seminary, what were you doing?
I was studying engineering at Illinois Valley Community College, helping Dad on the farm, and I was a volunteer firefighter.
An interesting fact about you
I’m color deficient.