Diocese of Austin

Class: Propaedeutic

Diocese: Austin

Hometown: Jefferson, MD

Home Parish: St. Mary’s Catholic Center, College Station


The first glimpse I had at discerning my vocation was while I was on a retreat in middle school, when they asked for any boys who would be willing to consider the priesthood to stand up, and I felt something in me pushing me to do so. Afterwards, I dismissed it as “retreat high.” Yet as I grew more in my faith during college, I could no longer ignore what I was feeling, and began to seriously discern entering seminary. I continued to discern after graduation, until the spring of 2023, when, by God’s grace, I was able to apply.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you.” – Isaiah 43:4

Fun Fact

I was on the human powered submarine team while in college.