What do you do at Immaculate Conception?
As pastor of Immaculate Conception, my main role is that of leading God’s people on their spiritual journeys. As pastor you become a leader of prayer, a healer in the sacraments, a preacher, a teacher, a consoler, and the list goes on. Each person that comes to me brings a different need. To get more specific would take pages. Leader and teacher as a man of prayer become the basis of my role as pastor.
When did you decide to become a Capuchin Friar?
When I was in 5th grade a Capuchin friar, Fr. Carl, came to our school for a vocation day. That day I knew I wanted to follow his way of life. I entered religious life just five days after graduating from high school. Don't regret a minute of it.
Tell us something about yourself we don’t know.
My BA is in education and I taught grade school for a number of years when I was a Brother of Charity. Until recently I was an avid NASCAR fan attending all the races in Charlotte and saying Mass before most of them at the track. I take care of the web site for our Province of the Sacred Stigmata and our parish, and keep the Facebook for both of these up today.