Phone: (651) 962-6570
Date/Place of Birth: January 6, 1975 in Frankfurt, Germany at the 97th General Hospital, United States Army
Universities attended (date, degree): Mary Washington College (B.S. Chemistry – 1997); University of Michigan (Ph.D. Chemistry – 2003); Aquinas Institute of Theology (M.Div. – 2010)
First vows: August 15, 2004 at St. Dominic Church in Denver, CO
Ordination: May 9, 2010 at St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis, MO
Ministries served: St. Thomas More Parish and Newman Center in Columbia, MO (August 2010-June 2012); University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN (July 2012-2018); Director, Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, Chicago, IL (July 2018-present)
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans?
I had discerned many threads of the Christian life during college and graduate school, but no one thread was strong enough to hold the entire weight of the life of a disciple. In the Dominicans, I found that these individual threads were woven into a rope that was strong enough to hold my weight as a disciple and allow me to climb toward holiness and heaven.
Books authored/edited: Doctoral thesis: XAS Investigation of Zinc Metalloproteins and Enzymes