Fr. Dennis grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan, and came to the Congregation of Holy Cross after earning his bachelor's degree in music from Oakland University. During his time in formation, Fr. Dennis developed a love for sacramental and liturgical theology and enjoyed a number of ministry assignments in Latin America that greatly impacted his relationship with God and his desire to minister as a priest.
Fr. Dennis graduated with his M.Div from the University of Notre Dame in May of 2015. He professed perpetual vows in the Congregation of Holy Cross on August 29, 2015, and was ordained a priest on April 2, 2016, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Notre Dame, Indiana.
He currently serves as the associate pastor of St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church in Austin, Texas.