Darrick Leier was born and raised on a farm in Esmond, ND. Darrick entered Pope St. John XXIII after a year of study at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. Prior to the seminary, Darrick worked as a product test engineer for Trimble Navigation in Westminster, CO. He holds B.A. degrees in Computer Science and MIS from Jamestown (N.D.) University. He has been active in lay ministries in his parish.
“After my mother’s death in 2011, the Lord pierced my heart and transformed my life, and it has never been the same! I began to realize that the Lord had plans for me. Through amazing, grace-filled events, it became apparent that God was strongly calling me to something vastly beyond myself. I surrendered to God’s will and tried to follow wherever He was leading me. After about a year of dedicated and prayerful discernment, it was evident that the Lord was calling me to the priesthood.”