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. I am currently 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 also the diocesan Spiritual Advisor for the Cursillo Movement.