His dreams were to be either an architect or an economist when he was younger , not a teacher , though the decision to become one came naturally . As a Public Service Commission ( PSC ) scholar , his career path was carved out for him . Ultimately , that is not the route Adrian Danker ended with as the stirrings in his heart when he was merely 13 years old became stronger in his adulthood .
Many seeds were planted during the four years spent in SJI . The Redemptorists who came for Mission Week were inspiring in their talks , and more so with their care and compassion . Due to the close proximity of SJI to two churches in Victoria Street , there were also at St Peter and Paul and St Joseph ’ s Church Masses , the priests who intrigued young minds about the priesthood . In particular , a visiting American priest at St Joseph ’ s , an Oblate of Mary Immaculate , who was helping out in the parish made an impact on a Josephian student . The priest listened and provided good counsel in their meetings so much so that : “ I came home one day and declared I wanted to be a priest . I must have been in Secondary 1 , I think ,” recalled Father Adrian Danker .
Father Adrian Danker ( Class of 1981 ) was ordained priest by Archbishop William Goh on 29 June 2013 on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul . Currently , he is in the United States to complete a Licentiate in Sacred Theology .
Although his earliest ruminations about the priesthood occurred when he was at SJI that was not the vocation he took up on completing his studies . Hailing from a family of educationists : his father was