I served the Eparchy as a priest for thirty six years. I was assigned to parishes in Rahway, New Jersey, St. Petersburg, Florida, and Roswell, Georgia. I am presently retired from the Eparchy and am in rehabilitation for injurues I received in an auto accident in June, 2016. I will be dismissed from rehab at the end of February, 2017.
I taught in the public schools of Adairsville and Marietta, Georgia 1966-1971, In 1971 I entered religiouis life as a monk at St Bernard Abbey, Alabama and later joind a religious order, LaSalette Fathers, in Connecticut, In 1977 I was accepted as a student for the priestthood by the Byzantine Catholic Erarchy of Passaic. My studies for the priesthood was with the LaSaalette Fathers and the Eparchy of Passaic. I was ordained in May, 1979.
My higher education was completed as follows:
Reinhardt College, Walesaka, Georgia 1961-1963 AA Degree
Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi 1963-1966 BS in Education (History Major)
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 1992-1994 Master of Liberal Studies
Universidad de San Jose, San Jose Costa Rica 1994-1997 Ph.D. History
I have taught adjunct one semester at Reinhardt College, a graduate course at Spring Hill College (Atlanta Division) and supervised independent study for Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida.
I have published one book, Natchez Mississippi, Model City of the Old South and numerous magizine articles for the North Georgia Journal.
I hold present membership or past membership in the Mississippi Historical Association, The Alaabama Historical Associaltion, the Louisiana Historical Association, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Southern Historical Society.
Recenly I have conducted private research on guerrilla warfare in Civil War North Georgia. the Antebellum Plantations of the Etawah River Valley, The Life of Francis S, Lyon, Confederate Congressman, and the military industrial complex of the Etawah, Coosa, and Alabama River Systems 1860-1865.
For ten years I taught adult enrichment courses for Seniors Enriched Living in Roswell, Georgia. Some topics I covered were Industrial History of North Georgia, Slavery and the Plantation System, The Life and Times of Pretty Boy Floyd, The Removal of the Southeastern Tribes, Piracy in the Gulf of Mexico. and other topics.
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