Joel McMichael

Joel was born and raised in Tyler, Texas in a Protestant household. Attending East Texas Baptist University, he hoped his studies would prepare him for mission work. His religious studies raised more questions about the Christian faith than it answered, so his focus changed to literature and history. After graduating in 2019, he converted to Catholicism. Now, Joel is a seminarian for the Diocese of Tyler at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA. His favorite saints are Benedict of Nursia, Alphonses Liguori and Teresa of Avila. When he isn’t studying, he is playing ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, or writing his own fiction prose.