Class: III Theology
Parish: Saint Peter, Honey Brook (West Brandywine)
What year did you enter the seminary? 2006
What did you do prior to seminary entrance?
Attended high school.
What influenced your decision to enter the seminary?
The most powerful influence was Eucharistic Adoration joined to the Rosary. Several priest friends were also good witnesses to me and gave me counsel and invited me to serve Mass for them.
Why do you want to be a priest?
First, because I believe God wills it. I relish the opportunity to offer my life to Him in this way.
What did your family and friends think about your decision to enter the seminary?
My friends, especially my close friends, were supportive, even though many of them were not Catholic. My family took time to warm up to the idea but they are happy that I am happy here.
What do you do for fun?
I really like to play soccer and racquetball. I like to kayak, hike and sometimes just take a walk. I also like reading many different kinds of books.
Who is your favorite Saint?
Saint Augustine of Hippo
What advice would you give to a young man thinking about the seminary?
Be not afraid! Take the steps you feel God leads you to take – His love and power will lead you safely and surely to joy and fulfillment.