#6 Fr. Dave Wells
31 years old
From Bowie, Maryland
Fr. Wells entered the seminary after graduating from the University of Maryland in 2004. Fr. Bill Byrne, the chaplain there at the time, had a huge influence on his vocation. He spent five years at Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary and was ordained a priest in June, 2010.
He served in his first assignment at Immaculate Heart of Mary, in Lexington Park, MD., and is now in his second assignment at Immaculate Conception in Mechanicsville, MD.
Top three favorite things about being a priest: standing in the person of Christ at the altar where he consecrates the Eucharist; preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and dispensing God’s mercy in the confessional.
Baseball was his favorite sport growing up. He played on various Bowie teams at the county and Babe Ruth levels. He also played American Legion ball and high school ball at DeMatha.
Favorite team: Orioles (he was embarrassed to say)
Favorite player: Greg Maddux