He is a Catholic priest in parish ministry for the last 53 years. He was ordained in Rome in 1961, and has served in 10 different parishes in the Lansing and Kalamazoo dioceses. He is 79 years old and has no retirement plans. He says that he is enjoying himself too much to retire. He is currently pastor at St Ambrose in Parchment and before that he was assigned to Battle Creek.
One of the defining elements in his life came with birth. There were three of them, triplets, one boy and two girls. He says that they have both complicated and enriched his life.