May 12, 1997
Holy Trinity, Bloomington
Year entered the Seminary/Class of
Entered in 2017, Class of 2023
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD
Why did you become a seminarian?
After I took my first college accounting exam, I knew that my plan for my life was not going to work out. It was through this time of uncertainty that I heard God first call me to priesthood. As I began to pray about this, I continually felt an immense amount of joy coming from the idea of God calling me to be a priest. I knew that my own plan for my life was nothing compared to God’s plan. In striving to more perfectly live out God’s will, I entered seminary.
Before you entered the seminary, what were you doing?
For two years, I went to college at Marquette University in Milwaukee.
An interesting fact about you
When I was taking the train back to Bloomington from Milwaukee one day, I was stopped by a worker at the train station who was asking to see my ID. She didn’t think I was old enough to be riding on the train by myself. I was 19.