Vocation Voices

 Father Mike Scherschel


Name –  Fr. Mike Scherschel

Congregation – Asst. Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Chicago & Dir. of Admissions at St. Joseph College Seminary

How long in Vocation Ministry – 9 years

Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Favorite Pastime / Hobby: I love photography

What book is currently on your bedside table?  A Simple Life-changing Prayer: Discovering the Power of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Examen by Jim Manney

Favorite TV Show: An oldie but a goodie: The Dick Van Dyke Show  (It’s on Netflix)

Favorite All-Time Movie: Wizard of Oz

Favorite flavor of ice cream:   Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Favorite Vacation Spot:  Wherever there is family

I’ve always wanted to visit:  The Holy Land

My favorite thing about being a religious Sister/Brother/Priest:  Being with people and seeing God at work in many, many ways.

I receive the most joy from: Presiding at Mass

Why be a religious today:  Because our world is looking for meaning and purpose and there is nothing greater or more important than helping people discover Jesus Christ

Previous ministries:   Associate Pastor

How do you relax? Visit family, watch movies, take a walk, listen to music

List one BEST PRACTICE you’d like to share with your colleagues:  Even though it may seem like common sense, having the discipline to keep a log of when I contact people has been very helpful.  I can determine next steps and make sure I am following up appropriately and are staying in touch.


In case you missed it, here are some other highlighted CAVA members:

Brother Jim McDonald Sister Connie Bach Sister Marie Mason 
Sister Lovina Pammit Sister Michele Vincent Fisher Father Mike Scherschel