2Y6A8221.jpgI have been actively and passionately involved in ministry for over ten years. What began as a simple internship in a parish youth ministry office evolved into an incredible adventure that led me on numerous middle school lock-ins, high school retreats, and conferences across the United States and the world. I am the Director of Resource Development for Life Teen International where I create engaging youth ministry resources for middle, high school, and college students as well as parents. I’ve traveled across the world training youth ministers and speaking to teenagers. I’ve been blessed to be the author of two books, The Greatest Job on Earth: Seven Virtues of an Incredible Youth Ministerand “True North: A Roadmap for Discernment.” I am a regular contributor to the Youth Specialties blog and a member of the Franciscan University Steubenville Conference Speaking Team. To summarize: I’ve been very blessed to do a lot of really exciting things.

I received a Master of the Arts degree in religious education with an emphasis in youth and young adult ministry from Fordham University. I am an avid Packer fan (and owner) who loves cooking, weightlifting, and reading whatever book I can get my hands on. Most important, I love spending time with my wife, Colleen, and my two children, Elijah Daniel and Sophia Grace. They are my greatest adventure.

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