I grew up in St. Louis City and went to St. Cecilia's Grade School. I am the product of the St. Louis Archdiocesan seminary system having attended Prep South, Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick Seminary. I was ordained on May 22, 1976.
I have been fortunate to have been stationed in a number of parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Louis over the years. I was also stationed in the St. Louis foreign missions of La Paz, Bolivia.