Born:

Gettysburg, South Dakota

 

Joined the Missionaries (Year):

1987 (entered formations)

1995 (Incorporated)

 

What drew you to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood?

As I was growing up in Seneca, South Dakota, I had the privilege of my Uncle Joe (Bishop Joseph Charron, C.PP.S.) visiting my house twice a year. I enjoyed watching him pray the Liturgy of the Hours each day as well as saying Mass at our dining room table. These things inspired me to want to go into religious life especially as I listened to him talk to my dad about his life as a Missionary of the Precious Blood.

 

What is your current assignment?

Director of Initial Formation in Chicago

 

What is the most challenging aspect of your assignment?

Accurately reading the personalities of our candidates.

 

What is the most rewarding aspect of your assignment?

Living in community. Sharing prayer and meals in common.

 

What did you do before joining the Missionaries?

I worked in our family business of productions, distributions and selling of eggs.

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I enjoy walking along Lake Michigan

I also enjoy playing Scrabble and Yahtzee with those I live with in the formation house. It is a good way to socialize and get to know one another better.

 

Aside from St. Gaspar, what are some of your favorite Saints?

St. John of the Cross

St. Boniface

St. Paul

St. Maria de Mattias

 

What is your favorite prayer?

Prayer of St. Gaspar for the Church

 

What is your favorite:

Book:  In Water and In Blood, by Fr. Bob Schreiter, C.PP.S.

Food:  Barbecued Pork Ribs

Movie: Terms of Endearment

Holiday: Thanksgiving

TV Show: 60 Minutes

 

How much money would you earn on Jeopardy?

0

 

Would you rather go skydiving or snorkeling?

Snorkeling