Contact Us

The diocesan Vocations Office, led by Bishop Richard Pates, is staffed with a number of people who help young men through the discernment process, the application process and the years of formation as seminarians. We also assist women to connect with religious communities and with the discernment process.

Father Joe Pins

Father Joe Pins
Director
515-237-5050

Father Dan Kirby
Father Dan Kirby                   
Director of Seminarians
712-242-6242

Stephanie Pawletzki




Stephanie Pawletzki
Administrative Secretary
515-237-5014


Follow these links to learn more about what the diocese has to offer for those in the vocation of marriage or permanent diaconate.