50 awarded master's degrees at commencement

Monday, May 15, 2023

Graduates of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN, were awarded master’s degrees at the commencement ceremony on May 13. The Most Rev. Shelton Fabre, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Louisville, KY, gave the address.

Receiving Master of Divinity degrees were:

Deacon Joseph Austin, Deacon Andrew Crabtree and Deacon Neil Blatchford, Diocese of Knoxville, TN;

Deacon Christopher Kight and Deacon Christopher Grief, Diocese of Owensboro, KY;

Deacon Steven Ditzel, Diocese of Tulsa, OK;


Deacon Thomas LaPointe, Archdiocese of Mobile, AL;

Br. Deogratias Satu, OSB, and Br. Gregory Sambi, OSB, Mvimwa Abbey;

Deacon Hung Tran, Archdiocese of Hanoi;

Deacon Jack Wright and Deacon Jose Neri, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN;

Br. Pachomius Alvarado-Garcia, OSB, and Br. Paschal Pautler, OSB, St. Bernard Abbey;

Br. Fraternus Fidelis, OSB, Hanga Abbey;

Deacon Devereaux King, Archdiocese of Nassau, Bahamas;

Deacon Ha Nguyen, Deacon Hien Nguyen and Deacon Tuan Nguyen, Diocese of Thanh Hoa;

Deacon Oscar Romero Avelino, Diocese of Nashville, TN;

Br. Peter Shults, OSB, St. Gregory’s Abbey;

Deacon John Wilebski III, Diocese of Crookston, MN.

Receiving Master of Arts (Catholic Philosophical Studies) degrees were:

            Casey Deal, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN;

            Nathan Folz, Diocese of Evansville, IN;

            Hunter LeBlanc, Diocese of Owensboro, KY;

            David Neumaier and James Southard, Diocese of Tulsa, OK.

Receiving Master of Arts (Theology) degrees were:

Sr. Mary Jane Athieno, Binghamton, NY;

Joseph Augustine Sr. and David Gilles, Nashville, TN;

Susan Frazier, Lebanon, TN;

Deacon Christopher Gutierrez, Owensboro, KY;

Zachary Haselhorst, Anderson, IN;

Christopher Hoover and Shawn Phillips, Mount Juliet, TN;

Vincent Jansen, Indianapolis, IN;

John Kwiatkowski, Avon, IN;

Dale Magre Jr., Louisville, KY;

Josef Maurer, Mount Horeb, WI;

Alec McGuire, Williamsburg, VA;

Brittney Owens, Fort Smith, AR;

John Radez, Evansville, IN;

Christopher Simpson, Watertown, TN;

Seth Slone, Springdale, AR;

Craig Thomas, Gallatin, TN;

Ginger Thomas, Ware, MA;

Stephen Weick, Carmel, IN;

William Wester, Springfield, MO;

Deacon Michael Wiedemer, Winchester, TN;

Jared Wuerzburger, Davenport, IA.