Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ! Since arriving at All Saints shortly after my ordination to the priesthood on May 27, 2017, I have GREATLY enjoyed getting to know so many of our parishioners and families! One of the greatest graces that I have experienced at All Saints is a sense of belonging that I have felt here. Please do not hesitate in contacting me with any pastoral needs or just to introduce yourself. I am typically out of the office on Mondays, but feel free to leave me a message.
I was ordained a priest in 2017 at the Cathedral of St. Paul by Archbishop Bernard Hebda for service in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, though I was raised in Northeast Kentucky on the Ohio River near Portsmouth, OH. My parents, two older sisters, brother-in-laws, and 10 nieces and nephews currently live in suburbs of Cincinnati, OH. I attended the same Catholic school system (Notre Dame Schools in Portsmouth) from kindergarten through senior high school and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing before moving to Minnesota.
From 2005 to 2011, I ministered to youth and young adults as I served with NET (National Evangelization Teams) Ministries based out of West St. Paul. While at NET, I trained and supervised NET Teams in Faribault, St. Michael, Providence Academy, Hastings, and even in Lakeville! In the fall of 2011, I started seminary formation at The Saint Paul Seminary. I am a member of a priestly fraternity in the Archdiocese called The Companions of Christ, and receive incredible love and support from these brother priests.
I have been blessed to see three living popes in person, and personally met Pope Francis in November 2017. I saw Pope St. John Paul II in 2002 while participating in World Youth Day in Toronto, Canada, and I attended his beatification in St. Peter’s square with Pope Benedict XVI nine years later in May 2011.
A Favorite Bible verse or spiritual quote
“To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth, that is not living, but existing.” - Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati