I’ve been Pastor at St. James since August 2013. My ministry is to be a servant leader and I look forward to praying and serving the people of St. James each day. I see the energy of Christ in the incredible ministry of faith in action at St. James. While I was born in Milwaukee, my family moved to Libertyville, Illinois when I was 13. When I grew older, I attended Marquette and the University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary.
My favorite bible quote is from Psalm 118: 24. It states “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
You might be surprised to know that I’m one of seven brothers and sisters. What’s more, I have quite a diverse background. From 1989 to 1994, I served as Associate Pastor of St. Agatha in Chicago’s North Lawndale Community. From 1994 to 2000, I was pastor of Santiago Apostol Mission in Quechultenango, Guerrero Mexico. From 2000 to 2008, I served as pastor at St. Agnes of Bohemia in Chicago’s Little Village Community. I even served as U.S. Army Chaplain during 4 combat deployments to Afghanistan from 2008 to 2013.