I was born and grew up the first part of my life in Eastern Wisconsin. At the age of 16 and a junior in high school, my Dad was transferred to Sauk Centre, MN as part of his job. It was there that I met my wife JoAnn in high school. JoAnn and I have been married since 1978. We have 5 sons all of whom are out of school and out on their own. We love spending time with them and their families as they all live close by here in the Twin Cities. We currently have 11 grandchildren and enjoy every minute we get with them. I was ordained a deacon on September 25
th, 2010 and was originally assigned to Good Shepherd Catholic Church. I was then assigned by Archbishop Neinstedt to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church as of September 1
st, 2014. However my wife JoAnn and I have been members of St. Vincent de Paul since 1988 – one year before the parish moved into the current church. We are very pleased to be back “home” at St. Vincent and enjoy the parish life here at St. Vincent more than ever. During our “downtime” we enjoy spending time at our cabin with family and friends.