Fr. Andrew Mattingly
Fr. 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.