I was born at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Appleton, Wisconsin on May 25, 1940. My adoptive parents lived in Eden, Wisconsin, where I lived until I was three. My parents and I moved to Marytown, Wisconsin where my father operated a grocery store.
I attended Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and School. I entered St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin for high school and then joined the Capuchin Franciscan Order. My novitiate year was spent at St. Felix Friary in Huntington, Indiana and my college years were spent at The Capuchin Seminary of St. Mary in Crown Point, Indiana.
Leaving Crown Point, I entered The Capuchin Seminary of St. Anthony in Marathon, Wisconsin for two years and then joined the staff at St. Elizabeth Parish in Milwaukee. I spend five years on the staff and left the order in 1970, after twelve years of religious life. I was married in 1976 and divorced in 1986.
After leaving the Capuchin Order I worked at a number of places in Milwaukee including The American Lung Association, The United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Sacred Heart School of Theology, The Center For Parish Development in Chicago and finally Genesis Associates, an organization established to assisted churches and other organizations with strategic planning and financial resource development.
I entered St. Francis Seminary in St. Francis, Wisconsin in 2009 and was ordained for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on May 18, 2002. I served two years as associate pastor and director of outreach ministries at the Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist and in June of 2004 I was appointed pastor of All Saints Catholic church in Milwaukee, where I continue to serve.
I received my college degree from St. Joseph College in Rennselaer, Indiana, a Master of Business in Church Management degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Mishawaka, Indiana and a Masters in Pastoral Studies from St. Francis Seminary in St. Francis, Wisconsin.
I am currently Pastor of All Saints and hope to remain here for the foreseeable future.