Charlie Tamayo

First Theology

Saint John Paul II Seminary
First Colonial High School

Hey there! I’m Charlie Tamayo, and I am from Virginia Beach, VA. I graduated from the Legal Studies Academy at First Colonial High School in 2019. While growing up in public school, I played soccer and was captain of the Debate Team. At my home parish, I assisted with Vacation Bible School, taught 4th and 5th grade CCD, and was an altar server.

Attending numerous Steubenville Conferences, Diocesan Youth Conferences, Quo Vadis camps, and my parish’s youth group were all very impactful for my faith and the discernment of my vocation. But I could never have discerned my vocation without first discovering that the Lord was calling me to holiness, friendship with him, and that the Catholic faith actually matters. Above all else, this all developed most as a result of Eucharistic Adoration. I was very blessed that my home parish held adoration every Thursday, and I would ride my bike over to visit Jesus in the monstrance whenever I got home from high school.

Favorite Book:  The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Favorite Saints:  St. Therese of Lisieux, St. José Sánchez del Río, Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

Home Parish:  Saint John the Apostle, Virginia Beach