Christopher Nowak is a native of South Jersey. The product of home schooling and the Catholic environs in Steubenville, Ohio, he spent a year discerning in a Cistercian monastery before following his older brother in returning to the family’s ancestral homeland in western Michigan.
On visiting the Diocese of Gaylord at the suggestion of (now-Fr.) Ben Rexroat, he was thrilled by the warm welcome and saner pace of life he found upon visiting. The dunes, pines, and berries all remind him of home, though the people tend to be a quite a bit nicer here!