OBJECTIVE: To faithfully love and serve the Lord Jesus, seeking to spread his kingdom in our world today. 

ACADEMIC WORK:

  • Doctor of Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy, 2014 – June, 2016
    • Graduated magna cum laude.
    • Dissertation: “Facilitating a Program of Conscience Formation among Medical Personnel”
  • Licentiate in Moral Theology, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy, 2006 – 2007; 2009 – 2010
    • Graduated magna cum laude.
    • Thesis: “The Natural Law as Teacher in Public Discourse.”
    • Residence at Casa Santa Maria, the Graduate House of the Pontifical North American College.
  • Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 2002-2006
    • Master of Divinity Equivalent
    • Graduated magna cum laude.
    • Priestly Formation at the Pontifical North American College, Vatican City State.
    • Served as an English Tutor to the Pontifical Swiss Guard, 2003-2004; 2005-2006.
    • Peer-Elected to give the “New Man Address” at the PNAC Dedication Anniversary Banquet, October, 2002.
    • Ordained a Catholic transitional deacon on October 5, 2006, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City State.
    • Ordained a Catholic priest on July 27, 2007, Columbia Convention Center, Columbia, SC.
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy, Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio, 1999-2001
    • Graduated cum laude.
    • Thesis:  “Homo Pontifex:  Man as Microcosm and Frontier Being.”
    • Defense Board:  Drs. John Crosby, Michael Healy, and John White.
    • Served as the Graduate Intern for Leadership Development in the Student Life Office
    • Peer-Elected “Graduate Student of the Year,” 2001.
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio, 1996-1999
    • Graduated cum laude.
    • Named “Honors Scholar of the Great Books,” for completion of the Great Books of Western Civilization Honors Program.
    • Member, Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.
    • Senior Thesis:  “Human Dignity and the Exercise of Authority: The Historical Development of the Divine Right of Kings”; Advisor: Dominic Aquila, PhD, MMus.
    • Served two years as a Resident Assistant in St. Francis Residence Hall, 1997-1999.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Current Responsibilities:

Previous Responsibilities:

MILITARY SERVICE:

  • Served for six years in the Army National Guard, 1996 – 2002
    • Received an “Honorable Discharge” upon completion of enlistment
    • Recipient of the National Defense Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Army Achievement Medal
    • Activated for “Operation New Horizons,” Summer 1999, Nicaragua

ARTICLES:

BOOKS:

DIGITAL PROGRAMS:

TELEVISION MEDIA:

RADIO MEDIA:

  • Host, “Our Life of Prayer” Radio Show, RadioMaria, July-September, 2015.
  • Guest on “Talk of the Nation,” National Public Radio, “Amidst Church Scandals, Who Still Joins the Priesthood?” 23 Jan, 2013.
  • Co-Host, “Porta Fidei” Radio Show, Mediatrix Radio, Lent, 2013.
  • Co-Host, “Pathways to Rome,” Radio Show, Mediatrix Radio, 2009-2010.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

RESEARCH AND CONFERENCES:

TALKS AND LECTURES:

  • Paper, “Veiled Spiritual Lessons in the Secular City,” Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Conference, Steubenville, Ohio, 28 October, 2017
  • Workshop, “St. Peter’s Basilics as a Model and Inspiration for Worship,” Mid-Atlantic Congress, Baltimore, MD, February, 2015
  • Presentation, “Vocation Clubs Promote Vocations,” Catholic Education Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April, 2014
  • Panelist, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Changing Face of Religion in Politics,” Christian Council of Greater Charleston,  Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue, Charleston, South Carolina, 2 November, 2008
  • Retreat Director, Jesu Caritas Young Women’s Retreat, St. Cecilia Motherhouse, Nashville, Tennessee, 24 – 26 October, 2008; 4-6 October, 2013

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • “2018 State Honoree,” South Carolina Knights of Columbus, Columbia, SC, 28 April, 2018.
  • Recipient, “Bishop John King Mussio Award for Faithful Service to the Church” Alumni Award, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio, 27 October, 2017
  • Recipient, First and Third Place, “Excellence in Catholic Publishing Awards,” Mercy Category, Association of Catholic Publishers, 2017
  • Recipient, First Place “Book Award,” Mercy Category, Catholic Press Association, 2017
  • Recipient, “Shining Diamonds” Alumni Award, Lower Richland High School, Hopkins, SC, 4 April,  2017
  • Recipient, Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s Highest Civilian Honor, Columbia, SC, 11 October, 2016
  • Inducted, Papal Knight, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, April, 2012
  • Recipient, Beacon of Light Award, Diocese of Charleston, 2015, “Companions on Journey” award of the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry, Diocese of Charleston, May, 2011
  • Recipient, Saint George Emblem, Boy Scouts of America, March, 2009
  • Recipient, National Eagle Scout Award, May, 1993

INTERESTS AND HOBBIES:

  • Traveled across the Atlantic Ocean aboard the Queen Mary 2, September, 2009, and June, 2010
  • Completed the Rome Marathon, March, 2007, and March, 2010

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