What do you like to do outside of church work? Watch live jazz. And sleep.
Do you have any hidden talents? I know judo, karate, tae-kwon-do, jujitsu and other oriental words. But seriously, I can juggle, spin a pen around my thumb, and pronounce the entire English alphabet as a single word.
What is your most embarrassing moment? When I was in third grade, I was late for the school’s first-Friday mass so I ran to the chapel like crazy. Unfortunately, I slipped and fell on a puddle of mud. Needless to say, all eyes were on me when I was lining up for holy communion covered in mud from head to toe. You should’ve seen the look on the priest’s face!
Do you have any phobias? I’m dreadfully fearful of sharks. I think being eaten by one is the worst way to die. Well actually it’s the second worst. The absolute worst is to be strangled to death by a really weak person.
What is something most people don’t know about you? People who meet me for the first time assume that my name is spelled E-D-U-A-R-D-O, but it’s actually spelled E-D-O-A-R-D-O. My parents insist that they chose the Italian spelling to match my Italian family name. Although my middle name is Samson, which is Hebrew. That kinda messes up the whole naming system, don’t you think?
If you weren’t a pastor, what would you be? I’d be the baddest bass player that ever lived. (sigh)
Who is your favorite band? There are two—The Beatles and Earth, Wind, and Fire.
Do you have a favorite type of food? Yes.
What’s on your bucket list? To give Ana a kiss while standing under the Eiffel Tower…and to live long enough to walk my daughter, Rebekah, down the aisle and hand her over to a man who will never be worthy of her.
For what are you most thankful? That I’m employed by the same guy who gave me eternal life.