I am the oldest of five children, having grown up in St. Charles with my two brothers and two sisters. I attended Cardinal Glennon College Seminary, graduating from Saint Louis University with my BA in philosophy in 1992. After college I attended Kenrick School of Theology, earning my M.Div. and being ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis in 1997.
This is my second assignment as a pastor; my previous assignments were Immaculate Heart of Mary in St. Louis (June 2011 - June 2015), St. Joseph in Manchester (June 2010 - June 2011), chaplain at St. Mary's High School (2000 - 2010), and St. Joan of Arc (June 1997 - June 2000). During my ten years at St. Mary's HS, I lived at Our Lady of Sorrows (June 2000 - June 2003), St. Mary Magdalen (June 2003 - June 2004) and Immaculate Heart of Mary (June 2004 -June 2010).
I am excited to be here at St. Simon the Apostle parish!