I obtained a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ and worked in commercial/ retail construction for major clients such as Home Depot, Walmart, Kohls, Bed Bath & Beyond in the Mid-Atlantic region. I entered Cathedral Seminary House of Formation (Douglaston, NY) in August 2015 and spent two years studying Philosophy at St. John’s university in Queens. I presumed that I would be moving onto Theology with my classmates to St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, NY. However our “God of surprises” informed me one day through my Vocation Director that we would visit PSJS XXIII in mid-February to visit the Seminary. After our visit we both believed it a better fit and my Vocation Director promised if accepted he would have Cardinal Dolan visit the Seminary. He doesn’t know I am holding him to his promise!