It’s times like these… (Welcome, Stella!)

Stella has officially joined me as of 1pm on Monday, June 5, 2023.

Here’s a little video to commemorate her arrival. She is a bundle of energy!

It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again

– Foo Fighters, Times Like These

Stella, Day 1 (9 weeks old)

Stella is an F1B Bernedoodle: Mother is 1/1 Bernese Mountain Dog/Poodle; Dad is Miniature Poodle.

Why Canon Law?? – Vlog (VIDEO)

I’ve largely been absent from social media and video production lately. Here’s why: I’ve taken on new roles in my diocese. I am now the chancellor and I’m studying classes in canon law, while also being pastor in my parish.

But why are canon laws and other rules important? Let’s dive in.

Getting EPIC PHOTOS: An Astrophotography Adventure (VIDEO)

I had two quests on this brief vacation: rest and take an epic photo of the comet NEOWISE. And, if at all possible, try to capture the northern lights. Join me in this little adventure in astrophotography!

(Spoiler alert: Stay to the end for some amazing photos! And a cameo by a certain dog who was really excited when I got home!)

Vocation Story: VIDEO

As I celebrate my ordination anniversary on July 13, here is part of the story of how I became a priest for the Roman Catholic Church.

My process of discerning the priesthood was a winding one, involving fear, learning, engineering and computer science, and finally hearing God’s call and jumping in.

And my story also involves pig ears. For real.


What’s your story of how God has been leading you? Please share below and know that you are in my prayers. Please pray for me!

New Podcast: Homily Chat!

Two priests, two countries, one topic!

Join myself ?? and Fr. Michael Liliedahl ?? as we have a conversation about the upcoming Sunday readings and discuss all things ‘homilies’! We are broadcasting on Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as making the audio podcast available.

Follow us here: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Watch our Teaser Episode below:

Episode number 1:

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Jesus Christ is Risen Today (Video & MP3)

In this time of isolation I thought it would be good to gather together as best we can to create some music. So I put the call out to put together a virtual choir to sing the classic Easter hymn, Jesus Christ is Risen Today. The arrangement was written by Bridget Olver, who also sings a couple of parts.

I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume and beauty of the submissions! Wow. People are so incredibly talented.

Download the remastered MP3 here.

Thank you to all who sent me videos! I hope you enjoy this rendition of this hymn as much as I did producing the video. Easter blessings to you all during this time!

And if you enjoyed this, please do give it a share; it really helps with the way that YouTube lists videos for people to watch. Thank you!

See my other Church music videos here: Church Music Playlist (YouTube)

Thanks for watching!