Diocese of Nashville

Hometown: Hendersonville, TN

Home Parish: Our Lady of the Lake


I call myself a cradle Catholic who remembers his baptism as I came into the Catholic Church right before turning seven years old. I first learned about vocations and discernment my freshman year of high school, which instilled in me a call to holiness and a consideration of priesthood for the first time. At the end of high school, I deferred my enrollment to college and committed to a gap year program for discerning God’s will. During such, I received many consolations to seriously consider seminary, so I withdrew my enrollment from college and applied to Holy Trinity Seminary.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Do not be afraid.  Do not be satisfied with mediocrity.  Put out into the deep.” – Pope Saint John Paul II

Fun Fact

My parents named me Skylar, meaning scholar, not knowing that I would be born weeks early and on the feast day of St. Scholastica.