February 23, 2011
Date of Birth: July 12
Where Are You Studying? Conception Seminary College, Conception, Mo
The Unique Thing About Where I’m Studying is… A unique thing is that the seminary has a minor basilica located on campus that contains several large beuronese murals.
When Did You Receive Your Call To The Priesthood? I felt the call the year before I graduated from West Texas A&M University. I was working at the Catholic Student Center in Canyon and frequently attended weekly adoration. It was in these quiet moments and many chats with Father Daniel Dreher that I started to understand what God was calling me to do.
Most Interesting Thing About The Seminary Life… Seminary life teaches you more about yourself then what you thought you knew before. It makes you aware that there are many things you are capable of doing, that you are not aware of.
Hobbies: I enjoy creating anything with my hands. I mostly build crosses out of wood and metal.
Favorite Movie(s): Iron Man, The Bucket List, Star Wars
Favorite Book(s): I will read just about anything that doesn’t deal with philosophy.
Favorite Television Show(s): I don’t watch much TV any more but my favorites I would have to say are Chuck, Mythbusters, and How It’s Made.
Favorite Sports Team(s): I don’t really follow any sports but the last team I supported was the West Texas A&M University Buffaloes.
Role Models: A major influence on my life has been Father Daniel Dreher. He helped me to even consider the idea of becoming a priest through conversations while working at the Catholic Student Center.
Target Date For Ordination: 2017
Words Of Wisdom For Those Discerning Their Vocation? The best advice I can give is to find someone you trust and talk with them about what you think your vocation is. Other people can open your eyes to what you might want to ignore or miss. Remember just showing interest and discussing a vocation to the priesthood doesn’t mean you’re locked into it. Seminary helps you to continue to discern your true vocation.