I am assigned to Immaculate Conception where I serve as a Permanent Deacon. I am also the western regional head of Catholic Charities of Charlotte with an office in Asheville.
How did you decide to become a Deacon?
I first became aware of God’s desire for me to serve as a deacon in about 1996. I was active in a parish in Dallas, Texas and worked closely with the deacon in adult faith formation. It was later that year that I asked my wife to support me and journey with me in the path to ordination. I was ordained for the Diocese of Charlotte on June 23, 2001.
Tell us something about you that we don't know.
There are probably many things that the parishioners of ICC don’t know about me. Here are just a few:
I met my wife on our first day on the job as teachers in Key West, Fl.
I love to scuba dive and am terrified of heights.
I own approximately 50 Tommy Bahama floral shirts.
My favorite food of all times is Mel’s Hot Dogs on Busch Blvd. in Tampa, Fl where I attended college at the University of South Florida.