Born: Chicago, Illinois

Joined the Missionaries: 1982

What drew you to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood?
The fine priests at St. Joseph’s College.

What is your current assignment?
Pastor, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Ottawa, Ohio

What is the most challenging aspect of your assignment?
Finding the energy for all that needs to be done, given my limited physical health.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your assignment? Experiencing the Spirit of God working among our men, women, and children.

What did you do before joining the Missionaries?
Studying for a career in Accounting.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Entering contests on-line. I’ve won a few quite exciting prizes and some funny ones. Walking my dog Jack-Jack and playing ball with him.

Aside from St. Gaspar, what are some of your favorite Saints?
Blessed Mother, St Joseph, St Therese the Little Flower, St Peter, and St Michael.

What is your favorite prayer?
Offering the Sacrifice of the Mass

What is your favorite:
Book: The Bible
Food: Chicago Pizza
MovieIt’s a Wonderful Life
Holiday: Thanksgiving
TV ShowAndy Griffith

How much money would you earn on Jeopardy?
$3.88 as my mind doesn’t work that fast anymore.

Would you rather go skydiving or snorkeling?
Neither. I’m afraid of heights and a poor swimmer.