|Date of Birth||March 6, 1978|
|Home Parish||Holy Rosary, Fort Dodge IA (now closed)|
|High School||Saint Edmond, Fort Dodge IA|
|College Major or Career Background||Management Information Systems|
|Date of Ordination||June 2, 2005|
|Current Parish||Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City IA|
Interests and Hobbies:
Spending time outdoors, travel, messing around with technology
Priests who served in Holy Rosary Parish and Saint Edmond High School.
Best thing about priesthood:
There is not a set routine, every day varies.
7:00 - 10:00 am - Office work
10:00 - 12:30 am - Confessions and Mass
12:30 - 1:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 - 7:00 pm - Appointments/visits/office work
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Dinner
8:00 - 10:00 pm - Personal projects
I always valued the priesthood and the work priests did for the people of God’s Church. I was open to the possibility of being a priest, but chose to study business at the University of Northern Iowa. I contemplated the call over the years and after my sophomore year of college I decided to begin the process to enter priestly formation. I was supported by my friends in family in a way that I did not expect and even my coworkers at Deere and Company supported my decision to enter seminary.
As I began to study philosophy and theology at Conception Seminary College and ultimately at the North American College, I realized that the process of formation was not just a requisite for ordination but rather a spiritual process of discernment. The joy of priesthood did not culminate at ordination, as my goal-driven personality had often suspected, rather I found that the priestly vocation only begins to grow with ordination and continues to do so throughout daily ministry.