Welcome Seminarian Evan Cummings!
We’d like to introduce a future priest of the Paulist Fathers, Evan Cummings, who will be working with us this coming year, particularly with the Young Adults.
Thank you so much to everyone for welcoming me and letting me be a part of the ministry here at St. Stephen Martyr. I am very excited about the opportunity to get to work with all of you, to get to know all of you, and to grow in God with you.
To help you all get to know me better, here is a little bit about my life's journey and how I came to be a Paulist. I was born and raised in Clearfield, Utah, which is just a little bit North of Salt Lake City, on March 14th, 1991. I come from a small family, just my parents and one older brother. I attended Catholic schools from kindergarten. I wanted to work for NASA in the field of space exploration. In my second year of University something about the Paulist Fathers stuck because I couldn't get them out of my mind After some time, I changed my major to Philosophy as a way to help prepare myself for the theological studies. I also became much more involved in the campus ministry at USU. I graduated in May, 2013, Cum Laude and finished my application to the Paulist Father's formation program. In August of the same year, I went to the Paulist Novitiate in Washington, DC.
Since joining, I have completed four of my six years of formation, those being my novitiate, two years of school at CUA and a pastoral year at the Paulist parish and campus ministry in Berkeley, California. I have been blessed to serve at the Paulist foundations in Austin, Texas, and Rome, Italy, during the summers of my formation. I have also served as a chaplain in both Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and at UT Medical Center/Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee. Now, I have two more years of school at CUA. God willing, in May, 2019, I will be ordained a priest. I look forward to being in ministry here at St. Stephen Martyr.