Hey, friends. Originally hailing from Kansas City, MO, I transferred to UM my sophomore of University, where I have been soaking up the mountains ever since. I love the starry night sky and copious hiking opportunities in Montana. Be that as it may, the fireflies and thunderstorms of the midwest will forever have a place in my heart. I stay sane by writing letters (snail mail is the true mail), watching Kid Snippets, constructing jigsaw puzzles, and baking. So come find me if you want to talk biology, make or eat yummy treats, or get warm drinks! Or if you play cello - it's in my top five favorite sounds.
Words I live by: a cookie jar should never be empty
Role models: Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, Thomas Merton, and HRH Liz McMahon
I was raised in Belt, MT, a wonderful small town in central Montana.
I graduated from Carroll College with B.A. in Theology and Religious Education. I then entered Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon and graduated with a M.A. in Theology.
I was ordained by Bishop Elden Curtiss on May 19, 1992. I have served at the Anaconda Catholic Community, the Cathedral of St. Helena, Legendary Lodge, Carroll College, St. Rose of Lima and missions. I am beginning my 10th year as Pastor of Christ the King Parish.
I have a degree in Canon Law, the Church's law system, from The Catholic University of America.
I love working with and walking with students of all ages. You bless and enrich our community. We welcome you!
Hope to see you at Mass; please come up and introduce yourself!
When I returned to Missoula for my third time, I called myself a yo-yo, because I seem to keep coming back. I am originally from Beaverton, Oregon. I am however, more a Missoulian now. I started at the University of Montana in 2005 with the goal of pursing a career in Botany. After years of discernment and upon completing my degree, I headed off for a year of field work before beginning seminary. Seven years ago I began at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon where I would spend the next six years studying philosophy and theology in preparation for the priesthood. One year ago last June I was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Helena and came to work at Christ the King as the Associate Pastor. One of my greatest joys in Missoula is working with the Campus students.
As you probably noted from my picture above, I enjoy hiking and the outdoors. I also enjoy many other activities such as gardening, archery, board games, video games, and studying theology. Life is an adventure worth living.