|Parents||David and Linda Downing|
|Parish||St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Wichita|
|High School||Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita|
|Year in Seminary||1st Theology|
|Seminary||Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, IL.|
"I cannot begin to express my gratitude and love for my parents and brothers, for their support, for their encouragement, and for their reaction to my desire to enter seminary formation. My family was very supportive and encouraging, often explicitly telling me, “We love you, and know we will love and support you wherever you go following the Lord.” This freedom has been such an instrumental atmosphere for my vocational discernment. Your family knows you very well, and their insight is often quite fruitful."