Drew Buschmann

School: St. Joseph Seminary College
Year: 2nd College
Birthday: March 30
Hometown: Mobile, AL
Favorite Saint: St. Padre Pio
Favorite Spiritual Reading: The Joyful Spirit of Padre Pio
Hobbies: Basketball, running, soccer and football

My name is Drew Buschmann. I am from Mobile, AL. I grew up in St. Dominic’s Parish. I am one of five children in my house. I have two older brothers, an older sister, and a younger sister. My oldest brother is a registered nurse and my other brother is a senior at Auburn University. My older sister is a radiologic technician and my younger sister is in sixth grade at St. Dominic’s. I graduated from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in 2018 where I was on the baseball team. I was very involved in the Campus Ministry program at McGill. I felt a call to the priesthood after the first mission trip I went on down to Guatemala, but I was certain of my call after the third mission trip I went on to Guatemala. Going to Guatemala for three summers in a row transformed my life in more ways than I can count. I went on a Come and See trip after my third mission trip and after that trip I was certain God was calling me to join the seminary. My favorite spiritual read is The Joyful Spirit of Padre Pio by Patricia Treece.

Thinking about Seminary? Here's what Drew would say.