Diocese of Nashville

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Home Parish: Saint Ignatius, Holy Family Catholic Church

Preston Thompson

My vocation story is a story of six saints. Since kindergarten, I have had the same six best friends. We went to school together and grew in our faith together. Each of us went on a fantastic retreat in Nashville called SEARCH and then joined a discernment group called Melchizedek Project. With encouragement from our chaplain, seminary was a realistic possibility for us. After high school two of the six went to seminary, however I went to a college in Alabama to play sports. After a year of college, I felt God leading me to apply for seminary.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed?  And how can they believe in him of whom they not heard?  And how can they hear without someone to preach?  And how can people preach unless they are sent?” – Romans 10:14-15

Fun Fact

I played on a lacrosse team with nine Canadians for a whole year and they claimed that Canadian bacon is not a real thing and was made up by Americans. (It was clearly a sensitive topic for them.)