I am the Director of Family Catechesis at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Gilbert, Arizona. In this position, I oversee the curriculum and catechesis for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade, the catechesis of the parents, and the overall training and catechetical instruction for the catechists and aides. From November 2013 to May 2018, I was the Director of Adult Evangelization and Catechesis at the same parish. I oversaw the Porta Fidei Adult Faith Formation Program, which consisted of a Tuesday morning Bible study, a Thursday evening Bible study, and the Saturday Morning Speaker Series.
A passion of mine is speaking to adults about the importance of the Catholic faith and bringing the beauty of the Second Vatican Council teachings along with Pope St. John Paul II’s “New Evangelization” to the faithful of the Church. I am proud to say that I count myself among the JP2 Generation. Growing up in the Papacy of Pope St.John Paul II, I learned the importance of sound theology synthesized with the importance of human dignity and the sacredness of human life.
I have a Masters in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. I also hold a Masters in Education from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of San Francisco. While attending USF, I studied the Great Books of Western Civilization and upon graduation received a Great Books Certificate from the St. Ignatius Institute.
My writings have appeared on New Advent, Big Pulpit, EpicPew, and Catholic Exchange. My first book was published through Emmaus Road Publishing – Understanding Catholic Teaching on the Blessed Virgin Mary. I am also a contributor to Vidi Dominum, St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church’s weekly bulletin.
My wife Megan and I attend St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Gilbert, AZ, the same parish we were married. We are parents to a son.
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