We all have a vocation…
The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau wants to help you discover how God is calling you! He loves you personally and intimately through Jesus in the Holy Spirit, and at your baptism, He called you to a vocation to build the kingdom and grow in holiness.
Our vocation is who we are; a career is what we do.
Read on to continue to discern your vocation, whether that is to Diocesan Priesthood, Religious Life, or the Diaconate.
2023-2024 Diocesan Seminarians
Mr. Daniel Dunn
Sacred Heart Seminary – Franklin, WI
Mr. Matthew Byers
Pre-Theology, Propaedeutic Year
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary – St. Louis, MO
Office of Vocations Staff
Fr. Scott M. Sunnenberg
Director of Vocations | email@example.com
Administrative Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective July 2024, The Very Rev. Scott Sunnenberg, will conclude his assignment as diocesan Director of Vocations and Seminarians. Beginning in January 2024, he will mentor the new Vocation Director, while continuing to serve as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Bolivar, and St. Catherine of Siena Mission Church, in Humansville, and as Dean of Deanery 3 of the Diocese.
Beginning in January 2024, Rev. Joseph Stoverink will be mentored by the current Director of Vocations and Seminarians, and will be named as diocesan Director of Vocations and Seminarians in the annual clergy assignments typically announced in July. Reverend Stoverink will continue to serve as Parochial Administrator of St. John Vianney Parish, Mountain View; Sacred Heart Parish, Willow Springs; and St. Sylvester Mission Church, in Eminence.
SEMINARIAN PASTORAL INTERNSHIP
Effective Jan. 12, 2024, diocesan seminarian Daniel Dunn is assigned to St. Vincent de Paul Parish, in Cape Girardeau, for pastoral experience.
Regional Vocation Promoters
Fr. Allen Kirchner
Fr. Joseph Stoverink
Mountain View Area
Fr. Alex Sutachan
Cape Girardeau Area
Fr. Andrew Williams
Fr. Charles Peirano
Office of the Diaconate
Deacon Dan Vaughn
Director of Permanent Diaconate
email@example.com | (417) 546-5208
Deacon Mike Fritz
Associate Director of Formation (West)
firstname.lastname@example.org | (573) 690-5684
Deacon Mark Kiblinger
Associate Director of Formation (East)
email@example.com | (573) 579-3458