I was born and raised in the town of Florence, NJ, just south of Trenton and was an Episcopalian until I was in my mid-twenties. I was hired as the director of music and liturgy for St. Joseph Parish in Beverly, NJ, before I converted to Catholicism, making my profession of faith in March 1986.
I relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1992 and joined the Formation Process of the Diocese of Raleigh in August 1993. In August 1995, I became the Music and Youth Minister for St. Egbert Parish in Morehead City and after a two year stay at St. Mary Seminary and University in Baltimore (1998-2000), I returned to St. Egbert as Pastoral Associate for Formation.
In July 2003, I took the position of Pastoral Associate at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and in 2007, I started teaching middle school religion for St. Ann School.