Diocese of Austin

Class: Sophomore

Diocese: Austin

Hometown: Round Rock, TX

Home Parish: St. William, Round Rock


I was raised in Round Rock, Texas, and I attended St. William Catholic Church almost my entire life.  I always admired the priests at my parish growing up, and as an altar server people would comment from time to time that I would make a good priest.  I started discerning the priesthood more seriously in high school, attending several discernment events hosted by my diocese.  I graduated high school in 2019, and after a year as a NET Missionary, I realized that God was calling me to enter seminary.  By His grace, I said yes.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Jesus said to them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.’” – Mark 1:17

Fun Fact

I drank my first sip of Coca-Cola when I was 18 years old.  Yes, I had not tasted Coca-Cola until I was an adult!