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Fr. David Poecking: Former Presbyterian

September 30, 2013 No Comments

Marcus welcomes Fr. David Poecking to the program.  Growing up in Buffalo, NY, Fr. David was baptized and confirmed in the church of his family, Presbyterian.  While in the fourth grade, he was introduced to and moved by, the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.  The story and characters of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings shaped his thoughts and feelings in a way that would prove significant later in his journey.  It was while in college that Fr. David, while experiencing an emotional and spiritual crossroads, came to be drawn into the Catholic Church.  Following a stint in the Peace Corps, he began his formation as a priest.