I never imagined where this journey would lead. After ordination I continued my schooling for an additional year. (It is hard to believe that 4 and a half years of classes had not been enough.) Since then, I have been working full time for the Church over these last 18 years. After wrapping up nearly nine years in diocesan ministry in the beautiful state of Wyoming, I am looking forward to returning to parish ministry. I am also looking forward to a little milder climate as I prepare to relocate to the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina.
To my deacon classmates: congratulations on 19 years of service. May God continue to bless each of you in your ministry!
I will be arriving in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina at the end of the month to begin my new role as Director of Religious Education for the parish community of St. Francis by the Sea. If all goes as planned, I am scheduled to preach at the weekend Masses on June 30 and July 1 as my way of being introduced into the parish. I look forward to meeting the parishioners and beginning this new adventure.