My name is Reynaldo Sarmiento, born and raised in the Philippines. I am the youngest of five children and the only boy in the family. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the Philippines. I worked in hotel and restaurant industry for almost 18 years. I first received my call to priesthood when I was active in a charismatic renewal group in the Philippines. I came to the United States initially to join the Order of Discalced Carmelites as a postulant for California province. Through the process of discernment, I eventually joined the Diocese of San Jose to pursue a vocation to priesthood. I earned my Masters in Divinity at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park, California and earned my Bachelors in Sacred Theology in St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore on May 16, 2014.
I am looking forward and excited to serve the Queen of Apostles Parish as my first and current assignment.