Clarendon Hills, Illinois
University of St. Thomas (Philosophy)
Golf and cooking
Catherine of Siena
The first time I ever considered the priesthood was during a Sunday Mass late into my freshman year of high school. It was right after I had received Communion, and I was kneeling in the pew watching the priest clean the altar when I was overcome by the beauty of the priesthood. I remember crying in the pew while thinking how amazing it is to be able to serve a parish and consecrate the Eucharist. After that experience I began to pray more seriously about my vocation.
By the time my sophomore year in high school began, I had mostly forgotten about the priesthood and was focused on other things. However, it was also this same year when Father Steven Borello was assigned to my parish. Father Steve lived out the qualities that first drew me to the priesthood which led me to reconsider priesthood more seriously.
I attended St. John Vianney College Seminary at the University of St. Thomas, where I completed minor seminary from 2014-2018. I am incredibly grateful for all that I received from my four years there, and I am excited to continue my formation here at Mundelein.
I most look forward to accompanying families in the midst of their daily joys and struggles.