I grew up in Northfield Minnesota where I attended public school. I have always been an athlete, so I played baseball since I can remember as well as football through high school. I went to college in Nebraska and played baseball for one year. It was there that I met the Lord Jesus and then began to study my faith. I became an integrated studies major and ended up studying world religions. I began my search for the Truth. It was at that time where I was introduced to Catholicism. I started to learn about the Catholic faith through my roommate and I began to see it as the solution to the riddle of the scriptures. My biggest question became that of God’s perfections and the irreconcilable notion that there could be different truths that seemingly contradict within denominations. If God is not limited in his power, is perfect, cannot make a mistake and yet he wants to reveal himself, then why are there so many mistakes or different interpretations. In my studies I started to see the Church as having a deeper knowledge and fuller perspective on the Sacred Scriptures. I became Catholic in 2005 my sophomore year and since then I graduated, worked in Cannon Falls Minnesota at a manufacturing plant, went to seminary for six whole years! I spent the year after college seeking my vocation and God called me to the priesthood. I never thought in a million years that I’d be a priest, but here I am, loving life and serving here at St. Vincent de Paul!