Born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Akron, Ohio.
Active in University of Akron Newman Campus Ministry (Newman Apostolate) 1965-69
Graduated Magna cum Laude - University of Akron, 1969, Bachelor Degree in English.
Entered Borromeo Seminary in fall of 1969.
Ordained a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland, June 1974
Master of Divinity Degree from St. Mary Seminary.
Associate Pastor, St. Barnabas Church, Northfield, 1974-79
Associate Pastor, Holy Family Church, Stow, 1979-84
Member of Akron Catholic Commission, 1980-84
Associate Pastor, St. Martha Church, Akron, 1984-85
Pastor, St. Martha Church, Akron, 1985-1999
Executive Director, Heart to Heart Communications, 1999-present (appointment by Bishop Pilla)
Newman Campus Minister, University of Akron, 1999-present
First Friday Club, Chaplain, 2000-present
Co-founded with Larry Vuillemin in 1990 Heart to Heart Communications, a community catalyst for personal and spiritual development as a foundation for enriching workplaces.
Fr. Norm co-authored a book with Attorney Larry Vuillemin and Steve Hallam, former dean of
The University of Akron Business School, “How in the World Do We Make a Difference?”
(Presented by the City of Akron, Human &Community Relations Commission)