Home Parish and City: St. John Neumann (Lubbock, TX)
What were you doing prior to entering seminary? Youth Director
In short, what is your vocation story? Why are you in seminary today? Like many seminarians, my discernment began with the encouragement of those closest to me in my home parish. I initially resisted, but soon realized that I needed to seek God's will for my life rather than try to impose my will on God. After several months of prayer and research, I attended a "Come and See Weekend" at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois, and it was in their chapel that I finally heard God calling to my heart, asking me to discern His will at the seminary.
Advice to other men considering the priesthood: Have courage and trust that God wants what is best for you, even more than you want it for yourself.
Favorite saint St. George
Hobbies or Interests Reading, powerlifting, singing