John Carroll University
When I was featured in the Plain Dealer before the Cleveland Marathon on May 9, 2011, the topic was “John Carroll University priest finds his Cleveland Marathon motivation in the needs of others.” I was really happy to be called “John Carroll University Priest” because it was evidence of what I have become last two years.
As a Minister in Residence, I had privilege to meet students and to work with FSA. Living and greeting anyone on the campus were a blessing. I didn’t know what I could do for others at the beginning. I first wanted to be an excellent preacher, a passionate runner, and an engaging teacher. But I discarded the ambition soon because my friend Fr. Clem taught me what I should be before he died—a humble priest, a faithful servant, and a friend of all. Because of this reason, I was pleased and honored to be called “John Carroll University Priest.”
John Carroll University is an alma mater as well as a spiritual home where I encountered so many Christ and I grew to be a man fully alive for others. It will remain in me forever.
John Carroll University is the twenty-ninth Christ.