Wayne Topp is the Associate Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He was married in 2004 to his wife, Marianne, and together they are expecting their 7th child. In 2000, after graduating high school, Wayne spent one year in seminary formation at the Pontifical College Josephinum where he discerned his call to marriage and became impassioned with the idea that all young men and all young women should have the opportunity to truly seek God’s will for their lives. Six years later, his passion aligned with his work as he stepped into his current position. Today, when he’s not trying to guide his own children, he works with parishes and any other group that will have him to promote a culture that allows all people the opportunity and support they need to abandon themselves completely to God’s great plan for their lives.
Fr. Dan Schmitmeyer
Fr. Dan Schmitmeyer is the Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He was ordained as a priest of the Archdiocese in 2006 at the age of 39. While he heard the call to the priesthood in the 2nd grade, he spent 25 years denying and at times running away from who God wanted him to be. When he finally accepted God’s will for his life, despite the earthly joys he experienced throughout his life, like being crowned the 1985 Shelby County Junior Fair King, he found true peace and joy when he became a priest. His first assignment after ordination was as the Parochial Vicar for the Coldwater Cluster parishes until 2008 when he became pastor of Holy Angels in Sidney. From there he was appointed to his current position in 2014, and he now spends his time encouraging everyone to pray for vocations and to ask God to reveal to each one of us who He wants us to be.