A Familiar Face Returns to Wyoming Catholic College’s Chaplaincy
The summer months are always times of transition at a place like Wyoming Catholic. We say goodbye to our seniors at May’s Graduation ceremony and prepare for the newest WCC class’s arrival in Lander in late July. Most years, it is also the time when we welcome new members of the WCC community to town, whether professors for the upcoming academic year, or increases to the staff and administration as we grow.
This year, the College’s Chaplaincy is doing its own welcoming, but with a twist, because the newest WCC chaplain is a familiar face, one that we already know and love. Father Daniel Seiker, who served as Chaplain here at Wyoming Catholic from January 2013 through May 2014, will be returning to the College from the Diocese of Lincoln this Fall. “Father Seiker was a beloved member of our community during his first stint in Lander,” said President Glenn Arbery, “and we were all saddened when he was called back to Nebraska. His return is a true blessing for all of us here at Wyoming Catholic, and we are very grateful to Bishop James Conley, Archbishop Joseph Lucas, and Bishop Steven Biegler for their help in making this possible.”
Father is the fourth child of Vincent and Theresa Seiker, and was raised on a farm near Elmwood, Nebraska (with three brothers and one sister). Two of those siblings are now married (leading to Monsignor’s eight nieces and nephews), and two are also priests of the Diocese of Lincoln. He attended the Cathedral of the Risen Christ Elementary School, Pius X High School, and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He entered the seminary and attended St. Pius X Seminary, Erlanger, Kentucky; Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary on the campus of St. Mary’s College, Winona, Minnesota; and St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie), Yonkers, New York. He was ordained a deacon May 26, 1986; and was ordained to priesthood for the Diocese of Lincoln at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Lincoln, Nebraska on May 30, 1987.
Glad to have you back at Wyoming Catholic College, Father Dan!