David Miller was born and raised in Oklahoma and joined the U.S. Army after high school and served his country for over 29 years. He converted to Catholicism in 2008.
“The most influential people in my decision to answer God's call to discern the priesthood are Bishop Michael Burbidge, Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh; Fr. Robert Kus pastor of the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, and Pope St. John Paul II. St. John Paul II was Pope throughout my teens into adulthood and helped keep the fire in me burning. After converting to Catholicism in 2008 and moving to Wilmington, NC, I joined St. Mary's Church where Fr. Kus picked up the torch along with the Vocations Office of Raleigh. There, during a Mass of Ordination, Bishop Burbidge asked each individual present to ask the Lord what He would have us do. It was then that the time came for me to be obedient to the Lord's calling.”