Diocese of Jefferson City

Class: Senior

Diocese: Jefferson City

Hometown: Holts Summit, MO

Home Parish: St. Andrew, Holts Summit


At a week-long service retreat during my junior year of high school is when I first heard the call to the priesthood.  During adoration, I asked the Lord, “What do you want me to do with my life?”  That is when the thought of the priesthood came up.  I spent the next year trying to deny and repress my desire for the priesthood.  Through a high school men’s group in Jefferson City called Frassati Fraternity, I opened my heart to the Lord and started honestly discerning God’s will.  After a year of prayerful discernment, I was confident that the Lord was calling me to enter the seminary.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life. Therefore, the servant of God ought always to be in good spirits.” – St. Philip Neri

Fun Fact

Last summer I studied in Rome with the University of Dallas.