I was born in 1975 in Biala Podlaska, a small town in the middle Eastern part of Poland. I grew up with two sisters, one who is older and one who is younger. I was raised in a very active Catholic family, and we were surrounded by many priest friends. I grew up in a very small diocese, but we were blessed with over 600 priests in that one diocese. It was these friends who influenced me to become a priest.
In my younger years, I served as an altar server (beginning at age seven) and attended religious education in my home parish. Beginning in 1989, religious education was taught in the public schools, so in high school, my religious formation was in school.
In 1995, after high school, I entered the seminary. I was ordained in 2001 and in the same year I received a Master’s Degree in Moral Theology. I began working in polish parishes and I also taught religious education in the public schools to middle school youth.
In 2007, I had the opportunity to come to the United States. I spent a few months in New York before choosing to come to the Diocese of Sacramento. (I like the weather here!) I began my English studies at UC Davis while working part time at St. James Parish in Davis. The studies were rigorous, but it was a very worthwhile program.
For two years, prior to coming to SS. Peter & Paul, I worked with Fr. Aldrin Basarte serving the parish communities of St. Joseph in Yreka.
My hobbies include traveling, watching movies, and playing soccer. I am looking forward to meeting many other Catholics and sharing the stories of our lives.