My name is JP (John Paul) Kuhlman, and it is truly an honor to be a seminarian for the Diocese of St. Augustine. A lifelong parishioner of St. Paul at the beach, I have lived in Jacksonville Beach for twenty-two years. I grew up the middle of seven children, and I am forever grateful for my two wonderful, devoted parents. Their daily Christ-like example was my first understanding of love in my life, and their joyful witness of Christian holiness fostered within me a love for the Catholic faith.
I attended Providence School in Jacksonville for high school, and went on to study at Davidson College, where I played basketball for four years. I studied religion and premedicine at Davidson. Planning to attend medical school at Florida State University, I ultimately decided to further discern my calling in life. I plan to serve the Lord in whatever vocation He is calling me to. And I am truly grateful for this opportunity to discern the Catholic priesthood at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary.
John Paul Kuhlman
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road Emmitsburg, MD 21727