Three Approved for 2011
The Admissions Board met on January 29, 2011 and approved three men for our Postulancy Class of 2011. This is the first of three meetings of the Board this winter and spring.
First approved is Brandon Elliott, 24, of Elwood, IN. Brandon was born in Circleville, OH but was reared in Indiana. He is a certified EMT and has held a number of jobs while studying at Ivy Tech Community College, Peru State College and Excelsior College. He lives with his parents and has a married sister and brother. He is active in his local parish where he has helped with the Religious Education of children.
Second approved is Matthew O'Hearn, 36, of Cambridge, NY. Matthew isf the youngest of five children having an older brother and three sisters. He earned a BA in Philosophy from Wadhams Hall Seminary College and has taken classes in Theology from Christ the King Seminary. Having looked first at the Capuchin Franciscans, Matthew sought out the OFMs in 2009. Matthew has worked as a nurse's aide.
The final approval is Jeffrey Schmitz, 40, presently from Silver Spring, MD where he teaches in the Public School System. Jeff was born and reared in Lafayette, IN and has one younger sister. Jeff earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and a MEd from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked with the Peace Corps in Benin Africa and as an engineer for the State Department. He has traveled extensively and picked up a usable knowledge of French and Spanish along the way.
We joyfully welcome these three men into our Postulancy Program and continue to prepare others to join them as the Class of 2011.