Georgia Tech Catholic Center
Georgia Institute of Technology (2013, BS Business Administration (concentration in IT Management))
Soccer, Hiking, Traveling, Reading
National Handwriting Champion in 2000
Pope St. John Paul II
I first thought about the priesthood while in college at Georgia Tech. At the Georgia Tech Catholic Center, I witnessed our college chaplain, Fr. Kevin Peek, live the priesthood and be a man of great fatherly love and inspiration. After college, I landed my dream job with my dream company and was living the life I wanted – had good work-life balance, was able to go to Mass, pray, and spend time with friends in the evenings, travel to see friends or travel internationally over weekends, serve in ministry and coach youth soccer, but there was always an unanswerable question in my heart, “Am I called to be a priest?”
In the spring of 2015, I was in Adoration in a silent retreat and the question rose in my heart, “Why not seminary?” I wrestled with God in prayer for a few hours that night, struggling to let go what God had given and to surrender to God. I made a resolution that night to take a step, apply to seminary and see where it may lead.
In 2016, I began the application process with doubts in a calling. But as I took each step in the process, I became more joyful and excited about the possibility of being a priest. Priests, friends, family, and even people at work affirmed and encouraged me in this direction. God told me that season, “Keep following me. Trust me” and He kept leading me to seminary.
I am at Mundelein Seminary now in formation to become a priest!
I look forward to being a bridge between God and those around me. I want to bring God to others and to share His great love for us, especially through the sacraments. And I want to bring us to God that we may all be holy, saints, and have fullness of life.
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