Volunteer work: Special Olympics Bowling, because I enjoy helping special needs people.
Siblings: David, 21
School and/or occupation: University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, freshman
What’s on your iPod? Blink 182, Beatles, Hot Chelle Rae, 3 Doors Down, One Republic, All American Rejects, Gym Class Heroes, Rise Against, Daughtry, Doobie Brothers, Cobra Starship, Pitbull, Plain White T’s, Maroon 5, Journey, Billy Joel.
If you could dine with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? My grandfather, because I never got the chance to know him well and I can use his advice from time to time.
Parish: St. Katharine Drexel, Beaver Dam
Parish involvement: I usher sometimes when I am at home.
Who has made the biggest impact upon you? My (St. Lawrence Seminary) freshman history teacher, Mr. Krieg. He and I got along well and he has helped me through a part of my life when I was going through many changes.
What does your normal weekend look like? Get up, eat something with friends, hang out with my friends, go out with people, sometimes do a little bit of studying, hang out some more with friends, and then go to bed around 4 a.m.
Favorite Bible story/Scripture passage/prayer: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
Favorite quote: “At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box,” – old Chinese proverb
What was your confirmation name? Gabriel, because I believe that we are all called to be messengers of God.
What do you enjoy most about going to Mass? I really love the music at St. Lawrence Seminary Masses.
Favorite pastime/hobby/activity: Racquetball!
Favorite meal; dessert: Rice with sautéed vegetables and sweet and sour sauce; Lefse (Lefse is a Norwegian dessert that my high school woodshop teacher would make once a year for the ethnic foods night we had)
What is the most important thing you want to accomplish in life? A stable future for my kids
One thing that makes you unique: My ability to love like I’ve never been hurt. (A friend that I was close to told me that after she had hurt me deeply and I looked over it for the sake of friendship)
How do you live your faith every day? I always try and do acts of kindness every day.