Rev. Nicholas Schierer
Father Nicholas J. Schierer was born and raised in the Northern Virginia area. He grew up going to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Herndon where he also attended elementary school. He went to Paul VI Catholic High School (’05). In college, Fr. Schierer double majored in History and Religion at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA (’09). For three years after college, Father worked in the special events industry and as a long-term substitute teacher and caregiver. In 2012, Fr. Schierer entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary for his Pre-Theology studies. He studied Theology at the North American College in Rome, where he earned in S.T.B. (Bachelor of Sacred Theology) and Diploma in Liturgy. Fr. Schierer was ordained a priest by Bishop Michael Burbidge on June 9, 2018 and assigned to Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church as the parochial vicar.