18 St. John Vianney College Seminary alumni enter priesthood

saint john vianney college seminary 2022 ordination

18 transitional deacons who graduated from St. John Vianney College Seminary are being ordained to the priesthood this summer.

SJV’s class of 2018 includes ten different dioceses from around the Upper Midwest; they completed their major seminary studies at various seminaries in the Midwest and Rome.

Here’s the full list of ordinandi and dates of their ordination.


Diocese of Joliet

May 21

Deacon Gregory Alberts
Deacon Thomas Logue


Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana

June 4

Deacon Matthew Jakupco


Diocese of Des Moines

June 24

Deacon Nicholas Smith
Deacon Alexander Kramer


Diocese of La Crosse

June 25

Deacon Steven Weller


Diocese of Bismarck

June 13

Deacon Logan Obrigewitch
Deacon Benjamin Wanner


Diocese of Sioux Falls

May 27

Deacon Mitchell McLaughlin
Deacon Zachary Schaefbauer


Diocese of Lansing

June 11

Deacon Peter Ludwig



Diocese of Grand Rapids

June 4

Deacon David Sacha


Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minnneapolis

May 28

Deacon Connor McGinnis
Deacon Joseph Nguyen
Deacon John Utecht


Diocese of New Ulm

May 28

Deacon Joshua Bot
Deacon Nathan Hansen
Deacon Tanner Thooft

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