One of the best parts of my vocation is the opportunity to meet several inspiring and admirable people in my practice. Father Bill grew up in a small town outside of Pittsburgh called Saxonburg (For any of you that are wondering...yes, he is a Steelers fan). As a child, his first love was science and astrology. He was fascinated by the wonders of space. However, as he grew older, his passion turned to discovering the mystery of nature and he therefore developed a desire to make the world a better place, through theology. Father Bill identifies as a nomad, having lived in Saxonburg PA, Pittsburgh PA, Charleston WV, Washington DC and now Baltimore MD. Throughout the years he has expounded on his studies, acquiring a degree in Psychology, Ministry as well as Christian Law.
When asked if he was hoping to stop any time soon his response was "There is still much to do. I hope to continue to make a positive impact on the church as well as the friends that I have made through the years, and the ones I look forward to meeting for years to come. We never truly retire. This will be my life's work". I have learned through others that Father Bill regularly visits the poor and homeless to provide some comfort, food and help as needed. I didn't feel the need to ask him if he was happy. I felt it in his presence and the calm of of his voice that he was fulfilling his life's purpose and I feel honored that he is a part of my life, and someone that I get to call "friend".
Father Bill belongs to the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Several of his fellow clergymen were patients of mine, all of whom referred Father Bill to see me for his dental needs. He came in to see me and the rest is history. He now has a fabulous smile to match his equally magnificent personality.
Father Bill, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey. It truly has been an honor to serve you.