May 20, 2024 | Local News
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Wesley Wheatley and Deacon Jay VanHoosier pose for a portrait on the Memorial Lobby steps before commencement at Saint Meinrad on May 11. COURTESY OF SAINT MEINRAD

Two Graduate Theology students earn master’s degrees from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology


Fifty-five graduates of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Ind., were awarded master’s degrees at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. Dr. Kimberly Baker, associate professor of patristics at Saint Meinrad, gave the address.

For the Diocese of Owensboro, Wesley Wheatley, of Hawesville, KY, and Deacon Jay VanHoosier, director of faith formation for the Diocese of Owensboro, received a Master of Arts (Theology) degree from Saint Meinrad’s Graduate Theology Program. Wesley Wheatley also earned a Certificate in Teaching High School Theology.

The Graduate Theology Program offers master’s degrees and graduate certificates in theology to lay persons and permanent deacons. These studies provide a solid foundation in the Catholic tradition for those preparing for Church ministry or seeking personal growth.

The mission of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology is the initial and ongoing formation of priests, permanent deacons, and laity to minister together effectively in the service and evangelization of the Roman Catholic Church and the world.

For information, contact Dr. John Schlachter, director of admissions, at 812-357-6142.

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