Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Class: Pre-Theology II

Archdiocese: Galveston-Houston

Hometown: Kerrville, TX

Home Parish: St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spring


I was attracted to the priesthood as a child; however, I became distracted in my teenage years.  My faith remained important to me, particularly the Holy Eucharist; however, I decided I wanted a career and a family.  After I graduated from Texas A&M, I began teaching catechism at Notre Dame parish in Kerrville, Texas.  This caused me to grow in devotion to the Faith.  After I went to law school at St. Mary’s in San Antonio, I began my legal career in Houston, eventually opening my own firm, but something remained missing.  After four years, I finally asked the Lord what he wanted for me, and he answered in my prayer.  Since entering the Seminary, the Lord has brought me peace by following the call to serve his Church.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” – Luke 9:23

Fun Fact

I studied abroad in law school in Innsbruck, Austria for a summer.