Fr. Luke Downing grew up in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Wichita and graduated from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in 2011. He then attended Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri, where he earned his degree in philosophy in 2015, and Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, where he earned his Master of Divinity. Fr. Downing was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Carl Kemme on May 23, 2020. His first assignment began on June 16th here at St. Francis of Assisi as parochial vicar.