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Luke Burgis, who is a seminarian at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, chats with friends before their evening prayer session. Burgis and others represent a range of people who are now entering the ministry as a second career.

Photo by Joseph A. Garcia, Ventura County Star

Luke Burgis, who is a seminarian at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, chats with friends before their evening prayer session. Burgis and others represent a range of people who are now entering the ministry as a second career.

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  • Luke Burgis, who is a seminarian at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, chats with friends before their evening prayer session. Burgis and others represent a range of people who are now entering the ministry as a second career.
  • Luke Burgis (left), a seminarian at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, chats with friends before their evening prayer session. Burgis and others are among those who are entering the ministry as a second career. Seated second to left from Burgis is Scott Corrie, who was a butler to Aaron Spelling before entering St. John’s Seminary, hoping to become a Catholic priest. They are chatting with Ron Clark and Gilbert Guzman (right), who are also seminarians.
  • Scott Corrie (left), who was a butler to Aaron Spelling before entering St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, is hoping to become a Catholic priest. Corrie, along with Luke Burgis (right), are among those who are entering the ministry as a second career. Both are seminarians at St. John’s Seminary. Both were attending an evening prayer session. In back (at far right) is Gilbert Guzman.
  • Scott Corrie (left), who was a butler to Aaron Spelling before entering St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, is hoping to become a Catholic priest. Corrie is among those who are entering the ministry as a second career.
  • Josephine Freifield (from left), Susan Weinstein and Phyllis Mandel share a light moment during torah study led by Rabbi Lisa Bock at Temple Ner Ami on Wednesday in Camarillo.
  • Rabbi Lisa Bock leads a study from a collection of women’s writing about the torah at Temple Ner Ami on Wednesday in Camarillo.
  • Phyllis Mandel dons her reading glasses in the torah study led by Rabbi Lisa Bock (middle) as Max Freifield is ready to follow along at Temple Ner Ami on Wednesday in Camarillo.
  • Rabbi Lisa Bock gets animated with her hands while discussing the collection of women’s writings about the torah at Temple Ner Ami on Wednesday in Camarillo.
  • Scott Corrie (center), who was a butler to Aaron Spelling before entering St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, is hoping to become a Catholic priest. Corrie and Luke Burgis (right) are among those who are entering the ministry as a second career. Both are seminarians at St. John’s Seminary. Both were attending an evening prayer session.

People entering the clergy later in life join a growing number of people settling into second careers.

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