Vocation Director - Fr. Adam Johnson
Fr. Johnson grew up in the Kansas City area attending St. Therese parish in Parkville. During his junior year at the University of Missouri, he felt that God might be calling him to the priesthood and he entered the seminary.
He studied at Conception while finishing his college degree and then was sent by Bishop Finn for theology studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He was ordained a priest in 2012 and has served as the associate pastor of St. John LaLande parish in Blue Springs and then as pastor of St. Matthew Apostle parish in Kansas City before becoming the Director of Young Adult & Campus Ministry for the diocese while also serving as administrator for Sacred Heart parish in Hamilton and Mary Immaculate parish in Gallatin. Recently, Fr. Johnson was appointed as Pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel, the Diocesan Shrine to Divine Mercy. When not in the Vocation Office, Fr. Johnson is at the shrine celebrating mass, hearing confessions, and building community on the streets of Westport.
Fr. Johnson was appointed Vocation Director in 2016. Since then, he's traveled across the country (and the ocean!) to visit our seminarians, hosted recollections, attended retreats with prospective applicants, and fielded many phone calls, emails and questions about the priesthood. If you are considering a call to the priesthood, Fr. Johnson would love to hear from you and help you discern God's call for your life.
Office Manager - Mrs. Hope Bojanski
Hope also grew up in the Kansas City area, however she was on the Kansas side of the state line. She attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where she obtained degrees in her two passions: theology and dance. Strange combination? Absolutely! However, God works in mysterious ways, and Hope was fortunate enough to be able to return to Kansas City (Kansas) and work in her childhood parish as a liturgist.
In 2017 Hope left the long hours of liturgy and came to the Vocation Office. More often that not, Hope is the friendly voice on the other side of the phone and works closely with men during the application process. She also takes care of anything the seminarians may need so they can focus on their studies. Her favorite part of her job is being able to care for all of these future priests! Between seminarians, prospects, and all the groups that support the vocation office, there is nothing that Hope can't handle. She feels growing up with 5 siblings was the perfect preparation for this job.
Outside of the Vocation Office, Hope enjoys teaching ballet, Friday night dates with her husband, Jacob, and curling up with a good book and their cat, Toby.