Dc. Dan Caughey

As a young altar boy I would watch the priests at Mass, and my friends and I would practice the “moves” that Father made. I knew that priesthood was a possibility for me but I wasn’t pointed in that direction. In college, I found a love for Scripture and a re-fired love for the Lord. I met my wife, Mickey (RIP), who was already active in church ministries. I joined in and found joy in service to the people of the church. Sometime after becoming a commissioned lay minister, my pastor asked me to consider becoming a permanent deacon. Discernment with God and Mickey led me to ordination in 2004. At a time after Mickey died, my pastor approached me with the thought of considering the priesthood. It never crossed my mind – and I ignored the thought. A year later he again asked me to consider the priesthood. With much prayer, inquiry, time, and more prayer, I decided to ask the Bishop.