I was born in Grand Rapids Michigan son of Carol Machiorlatti (deceased) and Kenneth Machiorlatti and am one of seven children. I grew up attending St. Paul’s Parish in Grand Rapids Michigan. I have spent most of my adult years within the Lansing diocese attending St. Mary’s Student Parish Ann Arbor and St. John Student Center /St. Thomas Aquinas in East Lansing; which is my current parish. I am one of Lansing’s new Seminarians entering at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit Michigan this past August at the Lords persistent prodding over many years and his grace to quell my fears. There are many little trails and challenges when you say yes to the Lord that you will follow him wherever he may lead you but there are also great consolations, excitements and joys. One of the greatest for me is the gift He Himself gives, those moments of peace and contentment He gives, the kind only one who knows and loves me so intimately can provide. He is the longing and desire of my heart.