I am a Roman Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Jefferson City. I am currently assigned to further studies in Fundamental Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. I reside at the Casa Santa Maria, the graduate house for priests, part of the Pontifical North American College.
I most recently served as the associate pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Columbia, Mo. during the week. During the week I also assisted the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes, also in Columbia, Mo. On the weekends I served as Sacramental Minister to St. Mary’s in Milan, Mo. as well as St. Mary’s in Unionville, Mo.
Prior to that I served as associate pastor of the three parishes in Pettis County, Mo., Sacred Heart and St. Patrick’s in Sedalia as well as St. John’s in Bahner. I also worked at the K-12 Sacred Heart School, where I taught 11/12th grade religion.
I completed my philosophical studies at Conception Seminary College. I then participated in the program for priestly formation at the Pontifical North American College. My studies took place at the Pontifical Gregorian University. I completed a S.T.B. Summa Cum Laude in 2014. I then began an S.T.L. in Fundamental Theology, the completion of that degree has been put on hold for now as there were more pressing pastoral needs in my diocese.
Before I entered the seminary I worked as a journalist for different organizations and outlets. In the past this site was used as a “portfolio” where I linked to my published work so that you, my family and friends could find the articles which were being published all over the world. Now I use this to share updates on my experiences, thoughts and homilies.