Traveled through Turkey, Greece, Egypt, and Western Europe to study the role of religion on civilizations, the influence of monasticism, the history and effects of Islam, and the attempts at religious co-existence in these areas, Summer, 2001
Lived in Bethlehem with a Christian Palestinian family while researching the influence of religion on culture and the attempts at religious pluralism in the region, Summer, 2000
Lived in West Germany while father served in the US Military, 1986-1989
TALKS AND LECTURES:
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
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Guest Chaplain, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC, 28 January 2020.
“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