Born and raised in Boston, MA, of Irish descent. Moved to Oklahoma in 1966. Ordained a Deacon in 1971, and a Priest in 1973. Received Master of Divinity degree from St. Meinrad School of Theology in 1972. Served as Associate Pastor at St. Philip Neri in Midwest City, St. Charles Borromeo in OKC, and St. Mary's in Ponca City. Served as Pastor at Sacred Heart in Mangum and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Hollis, and at St. Philip Neri in Midwest City before being appointed to St. Andrew's in 1997.