Born: Lima, Ohio – family lived in Wapakoneta. Fifth grade we moved to Greenville, Ohio.
Joined the Missionaries:
Brunnerdale High School Seminary: 1969-73
What drew you to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood? My uncle was a Missionary of the Precious Blood (John Byrne) and C.PP.S. staffed Wapakoneta, Ohio.
What is your current assignment?
Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR) and Kolbe House, Archdiocese of Chicago Jail Ministry.
What is the most challenging aspect of your assignment?
Working with systems (Courts, schools, etc ) that see punishment as the only response to conflict.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your assignment?
Being a part of the lives of the youth and families who are incarcerated and those coming home and are now a part of PBMR.
What did you do before joining the Missionaries?
I was a kid….been with C.PP.S. since 14.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Aside from St. Gaspar, who are some of your favorite Saints?
What is your favorite prayer?
What is your favorite:
Book: The Sunflower, by Simon Wiesenthal; Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
Food: Fish tacos
Movie: Shawshank Redemption
TV Show: Elementary
How much money would you earn on Jeopardy?
Would you rather go skydiving or snorkeling?
Snorkeling. I ain’t jumping out of a perfectly good plane.