Diocese of Austin

Class: Pre-Theology I

Diocese: Austin and Co-Sponsorhip by Archdiocese for the Military Services

Hometown: San Clemente, CA

Home Parish: St. Peter Catholic Student Center, Waco

JEFFREY RICHARD JONES

My senior year of high school, I was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic Church. For undergraduate, I attended Baylor University and the Catholic community nourished my faith. While at Baylor, I studied International Studies and was commissioned as an Army officer in May 2020. I was first asked if I was discerning the priesthood in August of 2017; my response was, “No, but I’m open to it”. I reflected on my response and realized it was something I had never considered. As I continued to pray about the priesthood, God stirred desires within me that led me to entering seminary.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9a

Fun Fact

I have been to 30 countries.