Thoughts On Ministry
Cheryl, Derek, Sergio, Steve, Kelly, and Jen. Along with countless others. This is what comes to the front of my mind when I think about the ministry over the last years here at St. Thomas.
My great joy is people in communion with God and with each other. This communion is my sole occupation in life. I am deeply privileged to do that here in Boulder Colorado at CU.
My commitment along with my staff here is to facilitate loving God above all things and our neighbors as we would love our selves. This journey is arduous, I pray that The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center can be a harbor in that storm and a second home to you.
Thoughts On Ministry
My favorite part of ministry is to witness a student transition from being timid about the Faith in fear of “not being allowed to be who he/she is” as a Catholic, to fully embracing the faith. Witnessing the student’s realization that not only did they not lose themselves by embracing the Faith, they actually became more of themselves is a great grace for me. This is why I love our ministry!
I have the pleasure of serving St. Thomas Aquinas the Coordinator of Campus Ministry. This gives me the opportunity to work regularly with our incredible ministry team. I also coordinate and teach RCIA, which is the formal process that individuals go through to become Catholic. I had the pleasure of starting The Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought (AICT) back in 2007, which is our intellectual formation arm of our ministry. I also started and continue to oversee our COR Student Leadership Team. When time permits, I love to teach on practical skills like organization, good study habits, money management, and on dating (i.e. Theology of the Body).
Personally, I love reading, running, technology (undergraduate was in Computer Science), productivity theories, and a good glass of wine or bourbon while listening to some great jazz. I have a beautiful wife, am blessed to have two sons (Irish Twins), and one energetic and lawn-destroying dog.
- Sacred and Liturgical Music
- Schola Cantorum
- Principal Choir
- Parish Choir
- Alumni Relations
- CU Parent Questions
- Web Administration
- World Traveler
- Children's Liturgy of the Word
- Baptismal Preparation
- First Reconciliation
- First Eucharist
- Confirmation Preparation