I have been in Catholic Lay ministry for over 30 years. Currently, I serve as Director of Parish Life and Evangelization. I work with the ministry staff, parish leaders, and mission partners to ensure that Jesus Christ is proclaimed in all our programs.
I am excited about what the Lord Jesus is doing at All Saints! He has prepared us for this moment in Church history. As we receive the Holy Spirit in a deeper way, he will act more fully through all our families, initiatives, events, small groups or programs. As we find more and more freedom in Christ, we will discover the heart of Our Father in heaven. As he pours out his blessing, he will manifest his great love and power through our community, healing many people and drawing more souls to Himself.
I am a husband and father of eight children on earth and four with God. I moved to the Midwest in 1992 to marry my beautiful wife Lynette. At that time, serving as music director, I traveled the United States proclaiming the truth of the Catholic Faith with a humble band of young adults known as RADIX. Drawing youth to Christ became a passion for me which I pursued as a Youth Minister and as a young father.
Over the years my ministry roles have included, youth ministry, music and liturgy, staff leadership, sacramental prep, faith formation, and RCIA.
In the 5th grade I encountered the Holy Spirit who introduced me to Jesus Christ through a “Life in the Spirit” retreat and prayer group. The constant love and blessing of my mother and father opened the door of faith that led me to discover the beauty of the Catholic Mass and a desire to be husband and father. As a young adult, I found true devotion to Mary by reading the encyclical “Redemptoris Mater” by St. John Paul II. Through the rosary, and the total consecration to Mary, I continue to encounter God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Daily prayer renews my vocation to love Lynette, our children, our grandchildren and invigorates my thirst for the conversion of souls.
I have composed hundreds of songs; many devotional, some catechetical, a few for children and my wife. I have led pilgrimage to eight world youth days. I love the Marvel universe, especially any interaction between the Hulk and Thor. I vote for those who say they will protect unborn persons. I have experienced many miracles and I do not mind being challenged for my political or religious views.
A Favorite Bible verse or spiritual quote:
The entire book of Psalms. In particular Psalm 97.
“What really matters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love Him in return. In comparison to the love of Jesus, everything else is secondary. And, without the love of Jesus, everything is useless.” - St. John Paul II to Youth