Saint Vincent Seminary welcomed 15 new students for the 2022-2023 academic year. They are from the dioceses of Charleston, South Carolina; Ogdensburg, New York; Pittsburgh; Scranton; and Youngstown, Ohio and Mary, Mother of the Church Abbey in Richmond, Virginia; Saint Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, New Jersey and Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe.
DIOCESE OF CHARLESTON
Lucius LeGrande Bultman of Martinez, Georgia is a 1980 graduate of North Augusta Senior High School, North Augusta, South Carolina. He studied philosophy at the University of Scranton from 1982-1985 and earned the S.T.B. and J.C.B. degrees in theology from the Catholic University of Louvain, where he studied from 1985-1989. He also undertook studies at the University of South Carolina before going to Scranton to study. His parents were the late Lucius LeGrande Bultman, Sr. and the late Mary Kelly Bultman.
Michael Boshra Ghattas of Myrtle Beach is a 2013 graduate of Myrtle Beach High School. He graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College with an associate degree in science/civil engineering in 2015. He continued his education at Trident Technical College (2016-2017). He entered the seminary at the University of Dallas and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 2020. Then he attended The Citadel from 2020-2021. He continued his studies at Saint Vincent de Paul Seminary, Florida, in 2022 before transferring to Saint Vincent Seminary. His parents are Boshra and Sahar Ghattas of Myrtle Beach.
Reyes Palomares Solis of Greenville, South Carolina is a 2017 graduate of Greenville Senior High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from the University of Dallas. His parents are Jose Palomares and Martha Solis of Greenville.
Paul Tyler-Lee Sizemore of Belvedere, South Carolina, is a 2009 graduate of North Augusta High School, North Augusta, South Carolina. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in 2014 from The Citadel, majoring in French. He earned the master of arts degree in philosophical studies in missionary discipleship from Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Florida. His parents are Joseph L. Sizemore of Belvedere, South Carolina and Lee Anne Wright.
John Michael Tracy of Charleston, South Carolina, is a 2004 graduate of Bishop England High School in Charleston. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, North Carolina, in 2008. He studied pre-theology from 2020-2022 at Saint Mary’s Seminary/University of Saint Thomas, Houston. His parents are Mark and Roseann Tracy of Charleston.
MARY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH ABBEY
Brother Ambrose Okema, O.S.B., of Richmond, Virginia, is a 2000 graduate of Apostle of Jesus Minor Seminary in Moroto, Uganda. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, North Carolina in 2021. His parents are Veronica Aryemo Odong of Agago, Uganda and the late Guido Odong.
DIOCESE OF OGDENSBURG
Tyler Fitzgerald of Madrid, New York, is a 2018 graduate of Madrid-Waddington Central School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and humanities from the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus in 2022. His parents are Leo and Michele Fitzgerald of Madrid, New York.
DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH
Christopher Baker of New Castle is a 2010 graduate of Kennedy Catholic High School Hermitage. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. His parents are Steve Baker of New Castle and Tracey Baker of Natrona Heights.
Xavier Engle of Pittsburgh is a 2016 graduate of Everest Collegiate High School, Clarkston, Michigan. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in finance from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, in 2020. He also studied pre-theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. His parents are Donald Engle Jr. and Jennifer Engle of Clarkston, Michigan.
SAINT MARY’S ABBEY
Brother Finnbar McEvoy, O.S.B., of Saint Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, New Jersey, is a 2009 graduate of High Point Regional High School, Wantage, New Jersey. He earned a bachelor of science degree in math and physics from The Catholic University of America in 2013. He received a master of education degree in high school math education from the University of Notre Dame. His parents are Timothy McEvoy of River Vale, New Jersey and Doreen Binns of Hardyston, New Jersey.
SAINT VINCENT ARCHABBEY
Brother Bede Maxson, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, is a 2016 graduate of Cornwall Central High School, New Windsor, New York. He earned a bachelor of science degree in aerospace administration and operations from Oklahoma State University in 2019. He earned a master of arts degree in Catholic philosophical studies from Saint Joseph’s Seminary, Douglaston, New York in 2021.
Brother Roman Pallone, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, is a 1987 graduate of Saint Francis DeSales High School, Columbus. He earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University in 1991 and a master of business administration degree from The Ohio State University in 1999.
Brother Aidan Sheridan, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, is a 1982 graduate of Northwestern High School in Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Notre Dame College of South Euclid, Ohio, in 209, while also earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy the same year from Borromeo Seminary, the college seminary in the Diocese of Cleveland. His parents are the late Eugene F. and Pauline F. Sheridan.
DIOCESE OF SCRANTON
Jacob Mutchler of the Diocese of Scranton is a 2011 graduate of Stroudsburg High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem in 2016, where he studied supply chain and information systems. His parents are Richard Mutchler of Stroudsburg and Rita Scheirer of East Stroudsburg.
DIOCESE OF YOUNGSTOWN
Donald Bailey Jr. of the Diocese of Youngstown is a 1992 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, Warren, Ohio. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education in 1997 from Youngstown State University in 1997. He also earned a master of arts degree in administration from Westminster College in 2000. His parents are the late Donald L. Bailey Sr. and Barbara C. Bailey.
New Seminarians for the 2022-2023 school year with members of the orientation team are front, from left, Brother Roman Pallone, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey, pre-theology I; Donald Bailey, Diocese of Youngstown, pre-theology I; Paul Sizemore, Diocese of Charleston, first theology; Brother Bede Maxson, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey, first theology; Jacob Mutchler, Diocese of Scranton, pre-theology I; Christopher Baker, Diocese of Pittsburgh, first theology; Reyes Palomares Solis, Diocese of Charleston, first theology; second row, from left, Tyler Fitzgerald, Diocese of Ogdensburg, first theology; Lee Bultman Jr., Diocese of Charleston, second theology; Michael Tracy, Diocese of Charleston, first theology; third row, from left, Erik Roman, Diocese of Charleston, third theology, orientation team; Xavier Engle, Diocese of Pittsburgh, first theology; Brother Aidan Sheridan, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey, pre-theology I; Brother Ambrose Okema, O.S.B., Mary Mother of the Church Abbey, Richmond, Virginia, first theology; Nicholas Clinton, Diocese of Pittsburgh, third theology, orientation team; back row, from left, Brother Finnbar McEvoy, O.S.B., Saint Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, New Jersey, pre-theology II; Michael Scanga, Diocese of Erie, second theology, orientation team; John Ferguson, Diocese of Pittsburgh, third theology, orientation team; Michael Ghattas, Diocese of Charleston, second theology.