Quo Vadis

I was a Methodist kid in a small town in Oregon, but by a series of unlikely events, I found myself led by the Holy Spirit into the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church.

Growing up, I always wanted to be a writer. In high school, I wanted to be a graphic designer. Yet “the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary had designs of mercy for me” beyond my wildest dreams, and as I came to know and fall in love with the Lord, I discovered he was calling me to be His priest.

The stories of my conversion and of my vocation are inextricably intertwined. Together, they are a love story, a story of God’s provident love for me and my humble, feeble, delightful attempts to respond to Him.

I. Beginnings
II. Conversion
III. Early Discernment
IV. Dominicans
V. Carmelites
VI. Exitus & Redditus


Interviews on Mater Dei Radio available here:

In Person with Dina Marie – June 15, 2016 – Fr Jeff Eirvin & 7 Seminarians
In Person with Dina Marie – July 20, 2016 – Matthew Knight & Thien Hoang
Answering the Call – July 27, 2016 – 2016 Seminarians Part 1


I spoke about my vocational discernment in a two-part episode on In Your Embrace podcast in March 2018, available below:

Episode 4: Discernment and Desire, Part One
Episode 4: Discernment and Desire, Part Two


You can also find my official bio on the website of the Archdiocese of Portland Office of Vocations.