I'm a native of Minot, North Dakota. My college seminary studies were at Cardinal Muench Seminary in Fargo, North Dakota and I am graduate of North Dakota State University Class of 2007. I completed my theological studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, class of 2011. I was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Bismarck by Bishop Paul A. Zipfel on June 29, 2011. My first assignment (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012) was parochial vicar at the Church Spirit of Life in Mandan, the Church of St. Anthony in St. Anthony, and the Church of St. Martin in Huff. From 2012 to 2018 I was the pastor of St. Bernard's Church in Belfield, St. Mary's Church in South Heart, and Sts. Peter and Paul Church in New Hradec. I am currently the pastor of St. Patrick's Church in Dickinson. I am also the diocesan Spiritual Advisor for the Cursillo Movement.