Deacon Robert Hennekes
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Prior to entering seminary, Bob had a 33-year career as a Chemical engineer in the oil and gas industry, followed by 8 years of teaching science and engineering at St. Dominic High School in O'Fallon, Missouri.  He became a permanent deacon in the St. Louis Archdiocese while teaching at St. Dominic.

“I heard God's call while in reconciliation.  God is wonderful and he let me know that he wanted me to do more and serve him as a priest.  With my level of age and experience, Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary is the perfect spot for me.  The seminarians here are mature, loving and ready to serve God.  All of us have experience working in the secular world and now share the joy to work in the spiritual world.  The campus is a perfect fit of grace and beauty that makes it easy to feel the peace and serenity needed to learn to love God in all things and get the education we need.”