I was born and raised on the Near South Side of Chicago and married a Cleveland girl I met in college. For four years, I was a personal trust administrator at Society National Bank, taught high school Theology for thirty-five years, and was principal of St. Rocco School for one year. I have an M.A. in Religious Education and authored The Fullness of Life (an explanation of the Catholic Faith published by En Route Books and Media in 2019). I am also President of the Board of Directors of LifeWorks Ohio; emcee at Cleveland Right to Life’s annual “Bringing America Back to Life” Convention; substitute host of “From the Median” on the Salem Radio Network; write a monthly column for www.catholicstand.com; direct the annual Young Catholic Men’s Conference at the Center for Pastoral Ministry; and speak around the Diocese of Cleveland.
I read about L’Arche in college, but did not actually get involved until Jim Skerl invited me in 2007. I became a member of the L’Arche Board in 2016, served as Secretary and Vice President in 2018, and became president in 2019. In my spare time, I enjoy Daily Mass, prayer, reading, investing, walking, yard work, and an occasional cigar.