Phone: (314) 678-9477
Date/Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio; April 8th, 1987
Universities attended (date, degree): I attended two diocesan seminary programs that were at larger universities during my undergraduate days: I attended Loyola University Chicago for 2005-2006 before transferring into the Basselin Program at Catholic University of America from 2006-2008. I graduated with a Ph.B. (an ecclesiastical degree) in Philosophy. I then attended University of Toledo, graduating with a Masters in Philosophy in 2009.
First vows: I took my first vows August 15th, 2010 in Denver, CO.
Ordination: I was ordained a deacon September 13th, 2014 at St. Thomas Aquinas in West Lafayette, IN. I was ordained a priest at St. Pius V in St. Louis, MO, May 16th, 2015.
Ministries served: I have been a student brother, and I served at St. Thomas Aquinas (Purdue) for my pastoral year. During my time in St. Louis as a deacon, I served at the Washington University Catholic Student Center, St. Louis Byzantine Catholic Mission, and St. Justin Martyr Parish.
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans? I joined the Dominicans because I believe God called me to this way of life. The charism of evangelizing and saving souls is central to who I am and who I think God wants me to be. The semi-monastic way of life, depending on God in poverty, chastity, and obedience, helps me find God more in my life and dedicate myself more to following Him. I just hope I can worthily live out this way of life handed on to us by our holy forebears from St. Dominic.