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The Rome Experience alumni share in the unique experience of participating in a program whose impact will last a lifetime! Continue to foster your experience and stay in touch with our Alumni Association. Alumni benefit from invitations to special events, opportunities for ongoing formation and travel, national alumni directory, and much more. Please complete the form below to update your information:

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CLASS DIRECTORIES

The Rome Experience
Class of 2018
CLASS LIST

Dale Allder
Diocese of Lincoln, NE
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary

James Beran
Diocese of Lincoln, NE
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

Caleb De La Rosa
Diocese of Brownsville
St. Mary’s Seminary

Alejandro Garcia Angel
Diocese of Brownsville
St. Mary’s Seminary

Genaro Garza III
Diocese of Brownsville
St. Mary’s Seminary

Willard Hale IV
Archdiocese of Louisville
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary of the West

Ethan Hoying
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary of the West

John Larochelle
Diocese of Worcester
St. John’s Seminary

Kevin Le Melle
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary of the West

Jacob Lindle
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary of the West

Cristian Lozada Solano
Diocese of Madison
St. Francis de Sales

Peter Okajima
Diocese of Brooklyn
Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

Francisco Javier Onate-Vargas
Diocese of Charleston, SC
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

Enrique Piceno Jr.
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. John’s Seminary

Luke Prihoda
Diocese of Victoria in Texas
St. Mary’s Seminary

Austin Quick
Diocese of Springfield-in-Illinois
St. Meinrad Seminary

Ramon Reyes
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. John’s Seminary

Fernando Ricaud Cavazos
Diocese of Austin
St. Mary’s Seminary

Edward Seeley
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. John’s Seminary

Michael Willig
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary of the West

Broderick Witt
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Athenaeumn of Ohio

The Rome Experience
Class of 2017
CLASS LIST

Ricardo Arriola-Gonzalez
Diocese of Galveston-Houston
St. Mary’s Seminary

Adrian Cisneros
Diocese of Stockton
St. Patrick’s Seminary

Pedro Hernandez
Diocese of Brownsville
St. Mary’s Seminary

Edward Hoffman
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mt. St. Mary’s of the West

Louis Jacquemin
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mt. St. Mary’s of the West

Robert Johnson
Diocese of Lincoln, NE
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary

Brandon Lopez
Diocese of Orange
St. John’s Seminary

Daniel Lopez
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. John’s Seminary

Patrick Magnor
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
St. Francis de Sales Seminary

Michael Masteller
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. John’s Seminary

Robert Moreno Jr.
Diocese of Brownsville
St. Mary’s Seminary

K. Scott Morgan
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mt. St. Mary’s of the West

Richard Odour
Diocese of Torit – South Sudan
Pope St. John XXIII Seminary

Matthew Pearson
Diocese of Madison
St. Andrew College Seminary

Ahu Tuan Phan
Diocese of Nashville
Notre Dame Seminary

Elijah Puthoff
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mt. St. Mary’s of the West

Jorge Rodriguez-Gomez
Diocese of Brownsville
St. Mary’s Seminary

Alec Sasse
Diocese of Lincoln, NE
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

The Rome Experience
Class of 2016
CLASS LIST

JOSE ALFARO-PALOMINO
Diocese of Joliet
Mundelein Seminary

RICHARD CHILDRESS III
Diocese of Nashville
Pontifical College Josephinum

NAM DOAN
Diocese of Orange
St. John’s Seminary, CA

DANIEL GARCIA
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. John’s Seminary, CA

MATTHEW GILL
Diocese of Fall River, MA
St. John’s Seminary, MA

JOE HERNANDEZ JR.
Diocese of Brownsville
St. Mary’s Seminary

BENJAMIN JOHNSON
Diocese of Green Bay
Sacred Heart Parish

ANDREW KLEINE
Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph
Holy Apostles Seminary

CHRISTOPHER KOMOROSKI
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary of the West

BRIAN LAZARO
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. John’s Seminary, CA

ROBERT LITTLE
Diocese of Burlington
Saint John’s Seminary, MA

JAIME MUNOZ
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. John’s Seminary, CA

GERARDO OLIVERA-HERNANDEZ
Archdiocese of San Juan Puerto Rico
Mundelein Seminary

JESUS OLIVEROS-MARTINEZ
Diocese of Joliet
Pontifical College Josephinum

VINCENT RACANELLI
Diocese of Madison
Sacred Heart Major Seminary

PHILLIP SHIFFLET
Diocese of Orange
Mount Angel Seminary

ELKIN SIERRA
Archdiocese of Miami
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

MARK SIMPSON
Diocese of Nashville
Pontifical College Josephinum

JEREMY STUBBS
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary of the West

GRANT THIES
Diocese of Madison
St. Paul Seminary

ANDREW TOMONTO
Archdiocese of Miami
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

THOMAS WILLIS
Diocese of Worcester
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

The Rome Experience
Class of 2015
CLASS LIST

Michael Anani
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Holy Apostles Seminary

Hector Arvizu-Mancilla
Diocese of Tyler
Notre Dame Seminary

Omar Ayubi
Archdiocese of Miami
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

Mark Bredestege
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

Zachary Cecil
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

Christian Cone-Lombarte
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

William Fox III
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Holy Apostles Seminary

Roselio Fuentes-Jimenez
Diocese of Tyler
Notre Dame Seminary

Eric Garcia-Concepcion
Diocese of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Pope St. John XXIII Seminary

Brian German
Archdiocese of Miami
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

Andrew Infanger
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
St. Francis de Sales Seminary

Stephen Kenyon
Diocese of Portland in Oregon
Mount Angel Seminary

David Keyes
Diocese of Madison
Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

Jose Lopez-Alvarez
Archdiocese of Miami
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

Jose Lopez-Vargas
Diocese of Green Bay
St. Francis de Sales Seminary

Bradley Nursey
Diocese of Gaylord
Pontifical College Josephinum

James Porter III
Diocese of Tulsa
Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

Matthew Reckers
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

Steven Reeves
Diocese of Louisville
St. Meinrad Seminary

Daniel Seo
Diocese of Orange
St. John’s Seminary

Jeffrey Stegbauer
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

Arthur Taylan
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. John’s Seminary

Martin Duc Anh Vu
Diocese of Orange
St. John’s Seminary

The Rome Experience
Class of 2014
CLASS LIST

Dillon Barker
Diocese of Nashville
Pontifical College Josephinum

Craig Best
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

Adam Bradley

Diocese of Green Bay
St. Francis de Sales Seminary

Ion Chamorro
Archdiocese of Miami
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

Levi Cochenour

Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph

Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Brent Crowe

Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
Mount Angel Seminary

Jonathan Davis
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph

Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Daniel Daza-Jaller
Diocese of Palm Beach
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

Joseph Fessenden
Diocese of Nashville

Notre Dame Seminary

Mason Fraley

Archdiocese of Denver

St. John Vianney Seminary

Matthew Gomez

Archdiocese of Miami
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

James Handerhan
Diocese of Birmingham

Notre Dame Seminary

Philip Klaas
Diocese of Madison

Immaculate Conception College Seminary

Jarred Kohn
Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

Steven Nolan

Diocese of Madison
St. Paul Seminary

Andrew Pacheco

Diocese of Santa Rosa in California

St. Patrick Seminary

Amado Ramos-Hernandez

Diocese of Austin
Notre Dame Seminary

Mauro Sanchez-Gonzalez
Diocese of Sioux City
St. John Vianney Seminary

Joseph Sanderson
Diocese of Burlington
St. John’s Seminary

Pedro Saucedo, Jr.

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

St. John’s Seminary

Andrew Smith
Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

William Wheeler
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. John’s Seminary

Jacob Willig

Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

The Rome Experience
Class of 2013
CLASS LIST

Oswaldo Agudelo
Archdiocese of Miami
St. Vincent DePaul Regional Seminary

Matthew Biedrzycki
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

Gregory Bierbaum
Diocese of Colorado Springs
Blessed John XXIII National Seminary

Daniel Button
Diocese of Madison
St. John Vianney Seminary

Mark Cavara
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

Callan Davis

Archdiocese of Boston

St. John’s Seminary

David Doseck
Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

Shayne Duvall
Archdiocese of Louisville
St. Meinrad Seminary

Miguel Flores
Archdiocese of Chicago
Mundelein Seminary

J. Thomas Gignac
Archdiocese of Boston

St. John’s Seminary

Stephen Graeve
Diocese of Lincoln

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary

Ricardo Izquierdo
Diocese of Lincoln

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary

Darrell Kostiha
Diocese of Austin

St. Mary’s Seminary

Peter Langenkamp
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

Gervan Menezes
Diocese of Nashville
Assumption Seminary

Curtis Miller
Diocese of Burlington
St. John’s Seminary

Samuel Miloscia
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph

Pontifical College Josephinum

Daniel Morris
Archdiocese of Kansas City
Mundelein Seminary

Matthew Nagle
Archdiocese of Kansas City
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Tuan Van Nguyen
Diocese of Bui Chu, Vietnam
St. John Vianney Seminary

Brandon Oman
Diocese of Marquette
Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Luis Pavon
Archdiocese of Miami

St. Vincent DePaul Seminary

Benjamin Rexroat
Diocese of Gaylord

Pontifical College Josephinum

Wisman Simeon

Diocese of Palm Beach
St. Vincent DePaul Seminary

Bradley Sjoquist
Diocese of Marquette
Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Andrew Teeter
Diocese of Madison
St. Gregory the Great Seminary

Michael Thiel
Diocese of Green Bay

St. Francis De Sales Seminary

Guillermo Trevino, Jr.
Diocese of Davenport

Mundelein Seminary

Alvaro Vega
Archdiocese of Miami
St. Vincent DePaul Seminary

Alexander Witt
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary

The Rome Experience
Class of 2012
CLASS LIST

Joseph Rice

Diocese of Worcester

Blessed John XXIII National Seminary

M. Michael Seeger

Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph

Conception Seminary College

Yoelvis Gonzalez
Diocese of Memphis

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Christopher Helle
Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary

Daniel Shine
Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary

Kevin Anstey

Diocese of Davenport

Mundelein Seminary

Benjamin Butler
Diocese of Nashville

Notre Dame Seminary

Joshua Barlett
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Pontifical College Josephinum

Gabriel Lickteig
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Pontifical College Josephinum

Jared Holzhuter
Diocese of Madison
Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Luke Patrick Syse
Diocese of Madison

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Aaron Pohlen

Diocese of Sioux City
St. John Vianney Theological Seminary

Erik Reyes Vigil
Archdiocese of Denver
St. John Vianney Theological Seminary

Manolito S. Jaldon, Jr.
Archdiocese of San Francisco
St. Patrick Seminary and University

J. Scott Adams
Diocese of Palm Beach

St. Vincent DePaul Regional Seminary

Julio De Jesus

Archdiocese of Miami
St. Vincent DePaul Regional Seminary

Philip Timlin

Diocese of St. Augustine

St. Vincent DePaul Regional Seminary

The Rome Experience
Class of 2011
CLASS LIST

Bryan Christopher
Amthor
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Pontifical College Josephinum

Ronald Wayne Cattany

Archdiocese of Denver
Blessed John XXII National Seminary

Raj Derivera

Diocese of Sacramento
Mount Angel Seminary

Stephen James Duquaine
Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary

Christopher Edward Gernetke

Diocese of Madison
St. Paul Seminary

Nathan Paul Haverland

Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

David Michael Keegan

Diocese of St. Augustine
St. John Vianney Seminary

Ryan William Koster
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Pontifical College Josephinum

Tafadzwa Ronald Kushamba

Diocese of Madison
Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Lawrence Love

Diocese of Tyler
Blessed John XXII National Seminary

Christopher Micale
Diocese of Burlington
St. John’s Seminary

Justin Z. Pullikunnel
Archdiocese of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
St. Augustine Seminary

Jeremy Santos

Diocese of Sacramento
St. Patrick Seminary

Daniel Patrick Schmitz
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Scott Daniel Valentyn
Diocese of Green Bay
Pontifical North American College

Curt Vogel
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Pontifical College Josephinum

The Rome Experience
Class of 2010
CLASS LIST

Erik Bakk
Diocese of Madison
Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Kevin Drew
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Jeffrey Gardner
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Thomas Haan
Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary

John Hammond
Diocese of Nashville
Pontifical College Josephinum

Kevin Hurley
Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana
St. Meinrad School of Theology

Brendan Johnson
Diocese of Nashville
Pontifical College of the Josephinum

Jason Keas
Diocese of Colorado Springs
St. John Vianney Seminary

Adam Kerrigan
Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana
Mt. St. Mary Seminary

Gabriel Lopez-Betanzos
Diocese of Madison
Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Bryan Medlin
Diocese of Gaylord
Pontifical College of the Josephinum

Gregg Pedersen
Archdiocese of Denver
St. John Vianney Seminary

Trenton Schmidt
Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS
St. Mary of the Lake

Nicolaus Thai
Diocese of Orange
St. Patrick Seminary

The Rome Experience
Class of 2009
CLASS LIST

Andrew Dietz
Diocese of Rockford
St. Gregory the Great Seminary

Ryan Ford
Diocese of Marquette
Sacred Heart Seminary

John Grant
Diocese of Tulsa
St. John Vianney Seminary

Justin Hall
Diocese of Madison
St. John Vianney Seminary

Garrett Kau
Diocese of Madison
St. John Vianney Seminary

Benjamin Kneib
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Joseph LaJoie
Archdiocese of Denver
St. John Vianney Seminary

Jean-Francois Lapierre
Archdiocese de Quebec
Grand Seminaire de Quebec

Terry McGowan
Diocese of Nashville
Pontifical College Josephinum

Gilbert Mashurano
Archdiocese of Chicago
St. Joseph Seminary

Samuel Morehead
Archdiocese of Denver
St. John Vianney Seminary

Ian Murphy
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Jayd Neely
Diocese of Nashville
Notre Dame Seminary

Ryan O’Neill
Archdiocese of Denver
St. John Vianney Seminary

Thomas Ongige
Archdiocese of Chicago
St. Joseph Seminary

Richard Pagano
Diocese of St. Augustine
St. Vincent de Paul Seminary

Bryan Thompson
Diocese of Lake Charles, LA
Pontifical College Josephinum

Nicholas Thompson
Diocese of Marquette
Sacred Heart Seminary

 

NEWS & EVENTS

 

April 1 – 4, 2018

Midwest Theological Forum’s 35th Easter Seminar for Priests and Seminarians

The Joy of the Priesthood

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April 16 – 19, 2017

Midwest Theological Forum’s 34th Easter Seminar for Priests and Seminarians

The Beauty of the Catholic Family

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March 27 – 30, 2016

Midwest Theological Forum’s 33rd Easter Seminar for Priests and Seminarians

Blessed Are the Merciful

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April 5 – 8, 2015

Midwest Theological Forum’s 32nd Easter Seminar for Priests and Seminarians

Going out to the Peripheries:
A Workshop About the Evangelization of the Marginalized

Download the brochure below to register

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NEWS & EVENTS

THE GIFT OF THE ROME EXPERIENCE

Thank you to Peter Okajima, Class of 2018, for sharing the following short reflection on The Rome Experience: I am indebted to God and my Bishop, His Excellency Nicholas DiMarzio, […]

November 8, 2018

ALUMNI NEWS | “The Catholic Church is looking for (more than) a few good men”

Fr. Matthew Wheeler was recently featured in an article by NBC News on the decline of priestly vocations in the US.  Fr. Matthew was ordained to the priesthood this year […]

September 28, 2018

ALUMNI NEWS | “CELEBRATING TEN YEARS!”

The Rome Experience is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary! With over 200 alumni since 2009, we want to hear from as many alumni as possible: What have been your assignments and […]

September 27, 2018

Easter Seminar for Priests & Seminarians 2019

Alumni of The Rome Experience are invited to join us for: THE CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP: MODELING AND BUILDING DISCIPLESHIP IN 21ST CENTURY CULTURE Thirty-sixth Easter Seminar for Priests and Seminarians […]

September 21, 2018

Ten Years of Photos from The Rome Experience

Visit our website, read our blog, or follow us on social media and you will notice the great photos from our program each year.  What you may not know is […]

September 7, 2018

ALUMNI NEWS | PRIESTLY ORDINATIONS IN JUNE

[Photo: Fr. Hector Arvizu-Mancilla (RE’2015) & Fr. Roselio Fuentes-Jimenez (RE’2015) Diocese of Tyler, Texas] The Board, faculty, benefactors, and staff of The Rome Experience offer their congratulations and prayers for […]

June 28, 2018

Alumni News | Archdiocese of Los Angeles Welcomes New Priests

PHOTO: Fr. Matthew Wheeler and Fr. Pedro Saucedo, Jr. in Rome, 2014 The staff and faculty of The Rome Experience congratulate Fr. Pedro Saucedo, Jr. (RE ’14) and Fr. Matthew […]

June 8, 2018

Alumni News | “I love being a priest.”

[Fr. Gervan Menezes, RE’2013] May 4, 2018 by Andy Telli, Tennessee Register At the Seminarian Education Dinner and Auction in recent years, one of the most popular items has been […]

June 4, 2018

Alumni News | Priestly Ordinations in May 2018

[Photo: Ordination of Fr. Daniel Daza-Jaller (RE’2014), Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida] The Board, faculty, benefactors, and staff of The Rome Experience offer their congratulations and prayers for the following […]

June 1, 2018

A Novena for Priestly Ordination

In preparation for the ordination of their new priests, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati were invited to pray a Novena for Priestly Ordination that was lead by the […]

June 1, 2018

Alumni News | Four New Priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Congratulations to Fr. Craig Best, Fr. Jarred Kohn, Fr. Andrew Smith, and Fr. Jacob Willig on their ordination to the priesthood! They were ordained for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati by […]

May 31, 2018

Alumni News | Congratulations newly ordained Fr. Ayubi and Fr. Gomez!

Congratulations to Fr. Omar Ayubi (RE ’15) and Fr. Matthew Gomez (RE ’14) on your ordination to the priesthood! They were among four new priests ordained for the Archdiocese of […]

May 17, 2018