I was born in Washington DC, but my family has lived in Woodbridge, VA for my entire life. I have one older brother named Leo, and we both are the sons of Roberto and Alice Jimenez. Although I was raised in Northern Virginia, I decided to join the Diocese of Richmond when I was in college at William and Mary. During my time there, I majored in French and Francophone Studies and minored in Psychology.
At William and Mary, I was active in the Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) where I was able to enter more deeply into my discernment process. CCM gave me my closest friendships, opportunities to attend discernment retreats, a richer prayer life, and many other blessings which helped me to eventually make the decision to enter the seminary for the Diocese of Richmond.
Although the decision to apply to seminary initially came with many doubts, I am so thankful that I decided to take the plunge and enter right after college. Since entering, I have noticed considerable growth in myself and a renewed sense of confidence in the Lord’s plan for my life.