Isaiah Peterson

College Freshman
St. Pius X Seminary, Loras College, Dubuque, IA
Basilica of St. John, Des Moines

My name is Isaiah Peterson, and I am from the Basilica of St. John in Des Moines. I graduated homeschooled in 2023, and I will be attending St. Pius X seminary at Loras College. In my spare time I enjoy bicycling, fishing, and just being outside; I also enjoy hanging out with friends.

I have always had a deep wonder and respect for the priest, and I always considered the vocation, but it was in my junior year of high school that I began to discern prayerfully whether God is calling me. Growing up a parishioner at the Basilica of St. John, I was given the opportunity to serve at holy Mass on a regular basis. Without altar serving, I don't think I would have the love for the Mass that I have. It was very encouraging to see fellow parishioners become seminarians, and the rite of candidacy for Stan Asjes is what finally prompted me to get in touch with Father Parker.

I am very excited  and joyful at the possibility of being called to the priesthood, and I am looking forward to my period of formation for the next several years. I ask anyone reading this to keep me and my brother seminarians in your prayers.