Darrick is originally from rural North Dakota where he grew up on his family’s 4th generation farm and ranch. He is the youngest of four children from a loving and devout Catholic family. In college Darrick played football and earned B.A. degrees in Computer Science and Management Information Systems. He moved to Colorado in 2001 and worked many years in the computer, software, and civil engineering fields.
“The seed of my vocation was planted six and a half years ago upon the death of my beloved mother from cancer. Through this sorrowful and life changing event, the Lord pierced my heart and poured out His love and mercy upon me. Jesus transformed my life and it would never be the same again. Through amazing, grace-filled events, it became apparent that God was strongly calling me to something vastly beyond myself. I surrendered to God’s will and tried to follow wherever He was leading me. After a year and half of dedicated and prayerful discernment, it was evident that the Lord was calling me to the priesthood, and I honestly could not be any happier!”