Seminarian Spotlight

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Deacon Kevin Yarnell was born in Pennsylvania and, while in the 4th grade, moved to Florida where he attended a Methodist Church and actively participated in their youth program. Following high school Kevin attended Florida Southern College where he earned his BS in Physics and Mathematics. He later received his master’s degree from Shenandoah University in computer education. Kevin worked at Tampa Catholic for 28 years teaching computer, physics, and math courses and serving as the school’s technology director. His spiritual journey from Methodism to Catholicism and on to seminary consisted of many small steps in which he felt God’s direction.

Now in his final year of study, Kevin is a 4th Theologian at Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary located near Boston. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys long distance bicycling, hiking (even in winter), and golf.