I am very glad to be joining the ministry team here at St. Robert. Being from Louisville, KY I actually have a surprising amount of history here at this Parish. My first experience of St. Robert came in 2010 when I was interning at a parish in Louisville and took a group of teens to One Bread One Cup conference. We are all amazed by this large group of students from St. Robert in Grand Rapids. When I made my first trip to Grand Rapids I actually ended up getting a tour of this Parish from a few people that I had met at that Conference.
Fast forward five years when my wife and were preparing for our wedding, my wife wanted to get married in Grand Rapids and had been baptized by Father Len. On May 23rd 2015 my wife Allie and I were married right here at St. Robert. I grew up in Louisville Kentucky where I was very involved in my high school youth group. So much that I decided to study Theology at Thomas More College. I have worked in youth ministry at St. Michael Parish in Louisville and then in East Lansing at St. Thomas Aquinas/St. John Church and Student Center. Prior to coming to St. Roberts I have been serving as Director of Recruitment and Mission Integration and Youth and Young Adult ministry for St. Vincent de Paul Detroit. I am very excited to be coming back to youth ministry as my passion has always been working with young people.
In my spare time I am a huge hockey fan and still skate to this day. My newest venture has been taking up the game of golf with my wife. While I deeply enjoy the game I would say I am far from good at it.