One of the great things that City on a Hill offers is the opportunity for spiritual direction for the young adults of Kansas City. During one-on-one spiritual direction sessions, you may develop a game plan for daily prayer, discern to what vocation God might be calling you, and work on overcoming vices in order to cultivate habitual heroic virtue. Regular spiritual direction is an essential element for anyone who desires holiness. Be a saint, sign up for spiritual direction!
Meet the Directors
Fr. Adam Johnson is the newly-appointed Vocation Director for the Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph. 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 aslo serving as administrator for Sacred Heart parish in Hamilton and Mary Immaculate parish in Gallatin.
Fr. Andrew Mattingly is a priest for the diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. Currently he is associate pastor at St. Mark’s Parish in Independence while also serving as diocesan director for young adults. Although a lifelong Catholic, Fr. Mattingly went through a period of personal conversion during his last couple years of high school, particularly due to two things: the personal witness of a teacher on fire for love of God and the Church, as well as truly discovering the reality of the Holy Eucharist for the first time.
After a semester at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, Fr. Mattingly transferred to Conception Seminary College, graduating in 2011. Afterwards, he was sent for theology studies in Rome, was ordained a priest in the summer of 2015, and returned for one final year of studies in Rome before coming back to Kansas City permanently in the summer of 2016. In his free time, Fr. Mattingly enjoys playing disc golf, reading about Church history, and listening to sacred music.