Diocese of Austin

Class: Pre-Theology I

Diocese: Austin

Hometown: Austin, TX

Home Parish: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Pflugerville

WILLIAM STIVERS

My vocation story is one of God persistently knocking. I am a graduate of Wyoming Catholic College entering  my 1st year of pre-theology at Holy Trinity. I am the oldest of four siblings, two brothers and one sister. I was raised Catholic and my parents homeschooled me. In high school  I started going to discernment dinners at St. William’s in Round Rock.  During my senior year at Wyoming Catholic College,  I started the application process to diocesan seminary in Austin but decided to take a year off after graduation to work as an EMT.  However, as He had done throughout high school and college, God continued to knock at the door to my heart. After six months in Wyoming, I decided to move back to Austin, and after visiting Holy Trinity I finished the application.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“And not only so; but we glory also in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience trial; and trial hope; and hope cofoundeth not: because the charity of God is poured forth in our hearts, by the Holy Ghost, who is given to us.” – Romans 5:3-5

Fun Fact

As an EMT up in Wyoming, I helped directly save a young girl’s life after a horrible ATV crash and ended up in the local news.