I was born in South Bend, Indiana, near the campus of the University of Notre Dame, just a football’s throw from Touchdown Jesus. When I was ten, I got a letter from Buckingham Palace ignoring my request to be knighted, and when I was just out of college, I got dumped at an International House of Pancakes. In between those major life events, I earned degrees in rhetoric, theology, and literature, served as a Baptist pastor for nearly a decade, and now–after “swimming the Tiber”–I work as Director of Development for St. Benedict’s Abbey, and as an instructor in the Communications Department at Benedictine College (KS).
I’ve also written for the National Catholic Register and Crisis Magazine, and have been a featured guest on EWTN’s “The Journey Home” Program.
My wife Kasia (a family practice physician and pro-life advocate) and I were just married in October 2012. We live in Kansas City, Missouri with our yellow lab, Rudy.