Diocese of Austin

Class: Pre-Theology I

Diocese: Austin

Hometown: Bryan, TX

Home Parish: St. Joseph, Bryan


I grew up as a cradle Catholic attending Mass weekly with my parents. In middle school and high school, I was involved in youth group at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bryan. After graduating high school, I attended Texas A&M University where I graduated in May of 2022 with a degree in International Studies and a minor in Spanish. Although I had felt the beginnings of a call to the priesthood in middle school, I did not seriously start to discern whether the Lord was calling me to seminary until the spring semester of my freshman year of college. I started to attend spiritual direction and discernment events at St. Mary’s Catholic Center. During this time, I made the decision, in prayer, that God was calling me to apply to seminary, and to maybe one day be one of his priests. After four years at Texas A&M, I applied and was accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Austin in the Spring of 2022.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

Neither an eternity of preparation, nor an eternity of thanksgiving would suffice for one sacrifice of the Holy Mass.” – St. John Marie Vianney

Fun Fact

I have a twin sister whom I am 19 minutes older than.