School: Sacred Heart Seminary

Year of Study: Theology I

Home Parish: Our Lady of Grace

My parents and older brother have been supportive of my discernment of the priesthood.

I am drawn to the priesthood because of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, and the desire to draw closer to Christ.

A great role model for me is Saint Pope John Paul II.

One of my favorite Scripture passages is the Lord’s words to his disciples, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life?”

Photo reprinted with permission of Northwest Indiana Catholic Newspaper, Debbie Bosak, Editor.