University of Northern Iowa (2013, Religious Studies)
Iowa Hawkeye football and Chicago Cubs baseball.
I am named after Thomas Merton
Saint John Paul II
I would say the seed was first planted when I heard my pastor give a homily about vocations when I was in 5th grade. I never gave it much serious thought at first, but it led me to ask questions about the priesthood and as I learned more about it and discernment it became more of a serious idea. As I entered high school the calling started to grow and I knew God was calling me to enter seminary.
Being a pastor to people and bringing Jesus to them in their lives.
|What has been your favorite/most memorable story of your time at Mundelein thus far?||
I enjoyed my time at the March for Life in Washington DC (January 2016) during the Snowpocalypse.
|How can Mundelein's donors and community pray for you?||
Just keep all seminarians in their daily prayer and pray that we imitate the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our ministry.