#4 Kevin Dansereau
From Burke, Virginia
After graduating from James Madison University in 2004, he had the opportunity to work and live in a variety of different areas. Among other things, he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, as a trade analyst in Manassas, VA, and as a research analyst in San Diego, CA. Most recently before entering the seminary, he worked in special education and coached baseball in Virginia. In 2007, he was invited to a three day Cursillo retreat and it helped him develop a more personal relationship with Jesus. Through daily prayer and a more Christ-centered life, he felt God asking him to explore the possibility of serving the Church as a priest, so he applied to the seminary in 2009.
He felt blessed to know many joyful priests and after the Cursillo retreat in April 2007 his relationship with Jesus grew through prayer and eventually led him to speak with the Vocation Director for the Diocese of Arlington. He made a visit to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia in March 2009, where he met the Arlington seminarians studying there. They gave him courage to apply.
He has attended Mount St. Mary’s Seminary from 2009-present
Top three things about being a seminarian: The joy of spending each day in service to the Church in order to try to help others get to heaven; Spiritual life at the seminary, and having the opportunity to learn from and be directed by so many holy priests; and the friendships and fraternity at the seminary.
He grew up playing baseball for a parish team at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in middle school; competed in 16 year old Babe Ruth World Series for Virginia (1998); lettered in varsity baseball at Lake Braddock Secondary School (1998-2000); played club baseball at James Madison University (2000-2004); coached High School and youth baseball for several years during and after college.
Favorite all-time team is the Boston Red Sox and favorite player is Pedro Martinez