2020-2024 Permanent Deacon Formation Program

Formation Process
The formation program has academic, social, pastoral and spiritual elements all helping to “form” the man into the image of Christ the servant – not to be served but to serve. The formation program consists of four years leading to ordination and continuing formation following ordination.

Deacon Formation Team

Darren Eultgen

Mary Landry

Deacon Tim Maroney

Fr Jay Peterson

Deacon Tony Sandau

Deacon Pete Woelkers, Director of Formation

Six Admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders: Permanent Deaconate on September 26th, 2021

From Right: Tom DePuydt, Ed Serrat, Bob Wiesner, Bishop Michael W. Warfel, Roy Brown, Blake Jensen, Brenton Seymour, Deacon Pete Woelkers

Candidates and Wives Currently in Formation
Estimated ordination in 2024

Bob & Mary Wiesner, Mary Queen of Peace – Billings

Ed & Kathy Serrat, St. Agnes – Red Lodge

Roy & Kari Brown, St. Bernard’s – Billings

Brenton & Lucia Seymour, St. John – Joliet

Blake & Denise Jensen, St. Bernard’s – Billings

Tom & Joy DePuydt, St. Francis of Assisi – Saco

Please pray for our Candidates, their wives, and our formation team.

If you are interested in Diaconal Formation please contact:

Director of Deacon Personnel and Formation

Deacon Pete Woelkers