I initially began college studying electrical engineering, but soon found myself pursuing a more hands on vocation and entered an electrician apprenticeship program at General Motors. In subsequent years, I received my Master Electrician and Electrical Contractor licenses. I retired after thirty years with General Motors, working there in a variety of fields including construction, computer networking and general electrical maintenance. My plan after retirement was to continue my career as an electrician with my own company. That quickly changed, however, when I began to care for my aging parents and some other family members. During this time, I realized that what really mattered to me, even during my career as an electrician, were the people in my life. At this same time, I was also learning more about my Catholic faith and falling deeply in love with Jesus and his Church. The desire to more fully serve Christ became a strong motivator on how I should spend the rest of my life. I enrolled in undergraduate philosophy study at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit with the goal of later applying for the diaconate, but was encouraged by priest friends to consider aiming higher—the priesthood. After much prayer and continued discernment during my studies at SHMS, I applied for and was accepted as a seminarian at PSJS. It seemed like the right fit and everything I have experienced about PSJS has reinforced my belief that I am in the right place.