Bob Hoffman was born and raised outside of Baltimore, MD. After graduating from Virginia Tech, he went on to work some 26 years in the railroad industry in the communications and signals systems area. He now resides in Jacksonville, FL as a part of the Diocese of Saint Augustine. He has been a lector and extraordinary minister, has been involved with RCIA, and is a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Bob is now a member of the Class of 2019 at Pope St John XXIII National Seminary.
“A couple of years ago, I promised God that I would do whatever He wanted going forward. At first, I thought that the diocesan priesthood was the least likely scenario. However, God made clear to me that He wanted me to choose that alternative. He also planted a strong desire for that path in my heart. My pastor, my spiritual director, and close friends have all been very positive influences toward, and strong supporters of, my vocation. I am grateful for the many blessings that I have received on this journey."