Diocese of Charleston

Class: Senior

Diocese: Charleston

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Home Parish: St. Mary’s, Greenville


I was born in Mexico and moved to the United States in 2004.  The oldest of four children, I was raised as a Catholic in Greenville, South Carolina, and attended Mass regularly.  My vocation story began when I was 12 years old and began serving as an altar boy.  During high school I took a trip to Holy Trinity Seminary, which I enjoyed.  I applied soon after my trip and entered seminary after high school.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“That’s when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket.  I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive.  Somehow, I had to keep breathing, even though there was no reason to hope.” – Chuck Nolan in Cast Away

Fun Fact

I always wanted to be a standup comedian.