Father grew up in Coventry Township, south of Akron. He attended St. Francis de Sales in Akron, OH, and graduated from Coventry High School. While pursuing a Math Education degree at Kent State University, he coached wrestling – a sport in which he actively participated during his youth. He graduated from Kent in December 1997, and entered St. Mary’s Seminary in 1998.
Father graduated from St. Mary’s with a Master of Divinity Degree and was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 15, 2004.
- Assigned to Saint Columbkille Church in Parma June 8, 2004 – June 3, 2008
- Assigned to Saint Augustine Catholic Church in Barberton June 3, 2008 – January 1, 2010
- Assigned to Saints Cyril & Methodius Parish in Barberton December 3, 2008 – June 30, 2009
- Assigned to Sacred Heart Of Jesus in Wadsworth June 30, 2009 – January 1, 2010
- Saint Clement Catholic Parish in Lakewood January 1, 2010 – present
- Saint James Catholic Parish in Lakewood July 25, 2012 – present
Serves as the Spiritual Support for Lakewood Catholic Academy.