Paulist seminarian Evan Cummings is a native of Clearfield, UT, the son of Kevin and Kit Cummings.
He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Utah State University.
Evan grew up at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Layton, UT, a parish founded by the Paulist Fathers (although he did know this connection beforehand).
In 2016 - 2017 academic year, Evan spent his pastoral year at Newman Hall - Holy Spirit Parish, the Catholic campus ministry served by the Paulist Fathers at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, CA.
In his own words:
"When I first started attending Utah State University, I was studying mechanical engineering. One day in my sophomore year, I was desperately avoiding homework by doing anything possible. I went onto Wikipedia and looked up: 'List of Catholic Religious Orders,' and read a bit on all of them. By looking over this list is how I first came across the existence of the Paulists. Something about them clicked with me mentally and spiritually because I kept going back to look at the wiki page and started reading related links and looking at the Paulist website. I got into contact with the Paulists a few months later, and started seriously discerning a call to the society. After attending a couple of retreats, I decided to apply the same year that I was set to graduate college."
- Birthdate: Mar. 14, 1991
- Favorite Saint: St. Michael and St. Augustine
- Hobbies: Cooking, music, video games and reading
- Favorite Food: Indian
- Enjoy most about being a student: "I love exploring my vocation with other like-minded individuals. It's a great time to explore the community and see how one might fit into it."
In January, 2016, Evan gave the Annual Paulist Appeal at our mother church, the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City: