I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Although the Yankees play in the Bronx, I was
luckily forced into a life of rooting for the New York Mets. This life has offered its share of learning
how to deal with disappointment and a fierce perseverance. I came to Lemoyne in July of 2017 after serving
as a pastor in Altoona, PA for 4 years.
In 2011-12, my family and I served as missionaries at a school in
Southern India. My wife, Michelle, and I
have been married since May 15, 1999 and have two amazing daughters, Zaili and
- What inspires
you? People going out of their way to do something nice for someone
else. People serving others. Perseverance and hope. There are so many others!
- What are some of your
favorite books? Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell
saved my faith. Blue Like Jazz by Donald
Miller, Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans and Night by Elie Weisel
(hard to say “Night” is a “favorite” but it cut me to the soul. Very impactful)
- What do you do when
you’re not at work? My free time can be described as New York Mets and
- What’s the coolest
part of your job? Walking with people through difficult moments and
assuring them that God walks with them as well; that is such an honor!
- If you could have any
super power, which would you want? I would love to fly…but I’m a little
afraid of heights so maybe I can just fly like 10 or 12 feet in the air. Maybe I should just go for super speed.
- What’s the best meal
you ever had? The first time I ever tasted paneer was a magical
moment. Ever since, I feel like I say
“That was the best meal I ever had” every single time I head back to
- What’s the most
interesting place your feet have ever been? From the majesty and glory of the
steps of the Taj Mahal to the bitter horror of the wreckage of the World Trade
Center after 9/11.
- You’re at the local
ice cream shop. What’s your go to flavor? I’ll have a medium
chocolate moose tracks in a cup, please.
- Who would play you in
a movie about your life? Jason Schwartzman, of course! (No, seriously…there’s an actor named Jason
- Do you have any nicknames (that you can
type here)? Why/How did you get it? For about 10 years of my life,
my brother called me “Shoe”. I don’t
really know why and I don’t think he does either. Maybe I was stinky when I was a kid…..
- Who’s going to win the 2018 (and 19, and 20, and 21…….)
World Series? THE METS.
- When’s your next trip to Disney World? Let’s go…..now…..come on……no, seriously…let’s