Born: Sidney, OH

Joined the Missionaries: August 1956

What drew you to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood?
My family encouraged the vocation. I also had a few cousins who were Missionaries of the Precious Blood; they supported my interest in a priestly vocation.

What is your current assignment?
Parochial Vicar at Region 7 Dayton, OH; the parishes of Holy Trinity, Emmanuel, and St. Joseph.

What is the most challenging aspect of your assignment?
Preaching a funeral homily and a marriage homily on the same day.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your assignment?
Having parishioners share their joys and sorrows, their successes and failures.

What did you do before joining the Missionaries?
Farmer

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Visiting family, playing bridge, some golf and fishing

Aside from St. Gaspar, what are some of your favorite Saints?
St. Peter’s boldness and clumsiness are inspiring. St. Francis.

What is your favorite prayer?
Our C.PP.S. Prayer for the Society and the Prayer of St. Francis.

What is your favorite:
Book: Strength to Love by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
Food: Fried Blue Gill
Movies:The Natural, Field of Dreams
Holiday: Christmas
TV Show: The Masters

How much money would you earn on Jeopardy?
One and Done.

Would you rather go skydiving or snorkeling?
How about paddle boarding or kayaking.

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