Contacting the Vocations Office

Providing resources and support to help you discern.

Starting the Conversation

Discernment is an adventure, but you need others that will help and support you along the way. That’s why it’s important to learn as much as you can, talk to others about their experiences, and reflect on your life up to this point in prayer. We’re here to help provide the resources you need to make the decision of whether or not the collar is right for you. Whether you’re just checking out your options, you’d like to talk to someone in person, or you think you’re ready, we’re here to help.

Contact Us

Diocesan Website:

Address: 7800 Carousel Ln, Richmond, VA 23294

Phone: (804) 359-5661

Fax: (804) 358-9159

Contact the Office of Vocations

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Fr. Michael Boehling, Vocation Director

Fr. Mike is a native of Roanoke, Virginia, and Our Lady of Nazareth Parish. He and his twin brother are the youngest of seven children of Thomas and Beverley Boehling. After graduating in 1991 with a bachelor of arts in history from Hampden–Sydney College in Virginia, he worked in the telecommunications industry for a number of years in sales and national sales management.

In 2000, he was accepted and entered into priestly formation for the Diocese of Richmond and studied at Theological College at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. On June 10, 2006, he was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with three other classmates by Bishop Francis X DiLorenzo. After serving as both Parochial Vicar and Pastor of the Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth and Chesapeake, Father Boehling began serving as the Vicar for Vocations in July of 2010.

Along with jogging and occasionally playing golf, Father Boehling also enjoys playing trumpet, reading history and science, and spending time with his extended family.

Praying for Vocations

You can help by asking the Lord to send workers into His vineyard!

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