Director of Marketing & Media at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Storyteller, Bridge-builder, Philanthropist, and Videographer.
Studied photography and marketing in my late teens to become a National Geographic/AP photographer and journalist. In pursuing my ambitions, won four national 1st place awards in photography and a scholarship. After three years of college, I surrendered my dreams and moved to the Soviet Union to smuggle bibles into closed communist countries, church plant, and to assist those who were persecuted and tortured for Christ. Loving my new vocation, I ended up living ten years in Russia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.
In 2010, I entered the Catholic Church after 19 years as a Protestant missionary and started working on my M.A. in theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Been married to a Polish philosopher for 18 years and we have three awesome children: Teah (15), Kevin (13), and Sophie (10).
A few of my favorite quotes:
If you are what you should be, you will set your whole world on fire. – St. Catherine of Siena
There are those who seem to think that it is sufficient to be saved and that it is not necessary to be a saint. It is clearly not necessary to be a saint who performs miracles and whose sanctity is officially recognized by the Church. To be saved, we must take the way of salvation, which is identical with that of sanctity. There will be only saints in heaven. – Fr. Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange
You greatly delude yourself and err, if you think that one thing is demanded from the layman and another from the monk; because all must rise to the same height; and what has turned the world upside down is that we think only the monk must live rigorously, while the rest are allowed to live a life of mediocrity. – St. John Chrysostom
Suffering is present in the world in order to release love, in order to give birth to works of love toward neighbor, in order to TRANSFORM the WHOLE human civilization into a “civilization of love.” – Blessed John Paul II
Love until it hurts, then love some more. – Mother Theresa