October 15, 1986
St. Matthew, Champaign
Year entered the Seminary/Class of
Entered in 2015, Class of 2021
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD
Why did you become a seminarian?
After college, I began to develop a solid prayer life and began to immerse myself in the sacraments by going to regular confession and daily Mass. After couple of subtle moments of hearing God calling me, I began to investigate and read about the priesthood. It wasn’t until going on a retreat and opening my heart to do the will of God that I was able to hear with certainty that God wanted me to be his Priest. It has been a long journey, but I have come to realize that I will never be truly happy or satisfied until I am doing the will of God, and for me that means going to seminary in order to further my discernment.
Before you entered the seminary, what were you doing?
I worked as an operations manager for Frito-Lay for four and a half years.
An interesting fact about you
I grew up on a feedlot in northeast Kansas and enjoy hunting and snowboarding.