Dr. Peter Auriemma was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the Medical School of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and he completed his Post Graduate Surgical training in New York and Chicago. He is a specialist in Urologic Surgery and Oncology. He is married to Dr. Nanette Auriemma, and they have one son, Anthony. He was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Phoenix on November 8, 2014, and he is the Deacon and Director of Hispanic Catechesis and Evangelization at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Phoenix. He has been giving this lecture on the death of Jesus since 1988.