Born and raised in the snowy state of Michigan, I was blessed to grow up in a passionately Catholic family. After two years at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, I followed the Lord's call to enter seminary to study for the diocesan priesthood. Though I have since left the seminary, I grew tremendously in my faith and in my relationship with Christ in my two years as a seminarian. After graduating with a degree in Philosophy from Grand Valley State University, I joined FOCUS after a powerful experience at their Student Leadership Summit. I enjoy a good cup of coffee, deep philosophical discussions, and anything to do with
Lord of the Rings or the Marvel movies.