I have been here a few weeks, and am starting to feel like I’m getting settled in. This is due in a large part to how kind and welcoming our parish family has been. I have felt very much at home. I have appreciated this so much. It is never easy to move. It is even a little harder during the wild times we live in. I am thankful for your patience with me as I adjust to my new home, and as I learn all your names and faces.
I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. I grew up near Good Shepherd Catholic Church on the east side of Evansville. I have a very small family. I am an only-child. My dad is a retired teacher. My mom was a stay-at-home mom. I grew up in the Methodist Church, going to the Methodist Temple. I went to Harrison High School.
I joined the Catholic Church my senior year in High School. My mom ended up joining the church with me. It was a long journey, with many ups and downs. Yet I felt God calling me to become Catholic. I went to USI where I majored in biology.
In my spiritual journey early on, I always felt I heard a voice calling to me to the priesthood. It is a voice that is often hard to describe. Yet, I could not ignore it. After college, I entered St. Meinrad Seminary. I was ordained a priest eight years ago.
My parents still live in Evansville. I usually visit them on Monday where they live with my two cats. Personally, I enjoy traveling. I enjoy being outside. I usually try to grow a vegetable garden wherever I am assigned. I will probably try to plant one next spring. I also enjoy movies, both old and new. I also enjoy being with people. I hope this starts to give everyone a small snapshot as to who I am. I am looking forward to meeting everyone!