Diocese of Tyler

Hometown: Coppell, Texas

Home Parish: St. Ann

Nicholas Shelton

When I was in kindergarten I was that weird kid who wanted to be a priest when they grew up instead of a firefighter or superhero. But when I entered middle school I thought it was just a phase that I had gone through. I became active in my faith during my freshman year of high school, and the call to discern the priesthood began to re-surface. However, I avoided thinking about it until my senior year when my youth minister, Joey Scancella, grabbed me by the shoulder and introduced me to my vocation director.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“He who prays is certainly saved; he who does not pray is certainly lost.” – St. Alphonsus Liguori

Fun Fact

In Guatemala I climbed a volcano overnight to watch the sunrise as the volcano erupted beside me.