Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Class: Pre-Theology I

Archdiocese: Galveston-Houston

Hometown: Kerrville, TX

Home Parish: St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spring

ERIC MITCHELL SCHUMANN

I was attracted to the priesthood as a child; however, I put it far from my mind in my teenage years while distracted by girls.  My faith remained important to me, particularly the Holy Eucharist.  After I graduated from Texas A&M, I began teaching catechism at Notre Dame parish in Kerrville.  This caused me to grow in devotion to the Faith.  After law school, I began my legal career in Houston, eventually opening my own firm, but something remained missing.  After four years, I finally asked the Lord what he wanted for me, and I have not looked back.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” – Luke 9:23

Fun Fact

I studied abroad in law school in Innsbruck, Austria for a summer.