Diocese of Austin

Class: Discipleship III

Diocese: Austin

Hometown: Leander, TX

Home Parish: St. Margaret Mary, Cedar Park


I was born and raised in a Catholic family. I first felt the call to the priesthood during World Youth Day in Panama after which I decided to take my faith into my own hands and not just practice it out of obedience to my parents. After high school, I lived at a discernment house where I grew in my faith and discovered my prayer life. After going on a mission trip for a summer with FOCUS, I felt convinced that God was calling me to the priesthood. Through daily mental prayer and the rosary, my vocation was fostered.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

Pray, hope, and don’t worry.” – St. Padre Pio

Fun Fact

I have a twin brother.