Fr Jason was ordained in Rome on December 23, 2006 by Cardinal Franc Rode, after receiving a degree in the humanities from the Center of Humanities and Sciences in Cheshire, CT and degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome. Fr Jason is originally from Forest Lake, Minnesota and has a younger brother who was ordained to the priesthood with the Legionaries of Christ last December. After ordination Fr Jason dedicated his priesthood to the Catholic formation of youth in the New York and Bridgeport dioceses and he is presently the Section Director for the men and women Sections in the New York and Bridgeport dioceses. He helps preach the Hope and Healing retreats with the Sisters of Life and is chaplain for the upcoming Way of Beauty course at the Theology of the Body Institute. He enjoys bacon, art, baseball, photography, and strong coffee, all in that order, except strong coffee is first.