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


  • 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.


Current Responsibilities:

Previous Responsibilities:


  • 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


  • Author, A Year with the Popes. Charlotte: TAN Books. November, 2023.
  • Author, A Journey to Mount Carmel: A Nine-Day Preparation for Investiture in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady. Sophia Institute Press. October, 2022.
  • Author, Understanding the Bible: A Catholic Guide to Applying God’s Word to Your Life Today. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor. April, 2022.
  • Author, Sanctify Them in Truth: How the Church’s Social Doctrine Addresses the Issues of Our Time. Charlotte: TAN Books. March, 2022.
  • Glory Unto Glory: A Primer on Ascetical Theology. Angelico Press. February, 2022.
  • Author, Manual for Suffering. Charlotte: TAN Books. November, 2021.
  • Author, Real Religion: How to Avoid False Faith and Worship God in Spirit and Truth. San Diego: Catholic Answers Press, 2021.
  • Author, Way of the Cross for Loved Ones Who Have Left the Faith. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2021.
  • Author, Living in Peace. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2020.
  • Contributor, A Pastoral Guide to Opening Your Parish. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2020.





  • Guest Chaplain, Office of the Chaplain, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC, 28 January 2020
  • Chaplain, 9/11 Memorial Service, City of Waxhaw, Waxhaw, North Carolina, 11 September 2018; Chaplain, Veterans Day Prayer Service, City of Waxhaw, Waxhaw, North Carolina, 11 November 2017
  • 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



  • 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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