St. Joseph Parish
Mark and Marilyn Zemaitis
Laura and Daniel
Coopersville High School
University of St. Thomas – St. John Vianney College Seminary
University of St. Mary of the Lake – Mundelein Seminary
Jacob enjoys playing tennis, camping, backpacking and spending time with friends.
Fr. Matthew Barnum in his love of the Church, along with Fr. Schumaker through his dedication to his parish community.
Why do you want to be a priest?
Simply put, I felt the call and I love God. Moreover, as a man, I have a desire to give my life to the service of something much larger than myself and I can’t think of anything I’d rather offer than that to Christ’s bride the Church.
What do you love the most about seminary?
Seminary has given me the chance to discover a lot more about myself that I wouldn’t have otherwise known. It’s been an opportunity to discover my identity as a beloved son and encounter some incredible people and experiences.
What are you most grateful for?
As a baptized Christian, the opportunity to participate in Christ’s same mission two thousand years later.
1000 East Maple Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060