It is a great pleasure to be working for the people of St. Francis Xavier Church and the Catholic community in Missoula. My wife Joanne and I, along with our three children, have called Missoula home since 2009. We originally hail from Illinois by way of Wisconsin but have family ties in Missoula dating back to 1900. In fact my grandmother was born just west of Missoula and baptized at St. John the Baptist church in 1902. Her younger sister, my great aunt, was baptized right here at St. Francis Xavier in 1904. Living in Missoula has been nothing short of a wonderful experience for my family and we so appreciate being part of the St. Francis Xavier community. It is my sincere hope that as parish administrator I can help St. Francis Xavier Church continue to grow and prosper in Missoula for the greater glory of God.