Father Eric Augenstein became vocations director for the archdiocese in January 2013 and is also the Sacramental Minister of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Nashville, IN.
Ordained a priest in 2004, Fr. Eric has previously served as Associate Pastor of the Richmond Catholic Community and Chaplain of Seton Catholic High School, Richmond, IN (2004-2007), Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, New Albany, IN (2007-2013), and Chaplain of Our Lady of Providence High School, Clarksville, IN (2011-2013).
Fr. Eric's responsibilities as vocations director includes meeting with men and women who are discerning the priesthood and religious life, overseeing the formation and readiness of men studying for the priesthood, visiting Archdiocesan schools and parishes to preach and speak about vocations, screening seminary applicants, and being present and available at area gatherings such as NCYC, One Bread, One Cup (Saint Meinrad), ICYC, Theology on Tap, Holy Hours, and other events.
Fr. Eric is also co-author of the new book Idiot's Guides: Catholicism, available as a paperback or an e-book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your local bookseller.