Who is Tim Kaine? Catholic, former missionary - Hillary Clinton's pick for her vice-president

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced Friday that she chose Senator Tim Kaine, a Catholic Jesuit and former missionary, to be her vice-presidential running mate.

The 58-year-old politician who described himself as "boring" and by Politco as "media-savvy," "micro-manager" and a "wonk," grew up a Catholic Jesuit raised by devout Catholic parents.

U.S. Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine becomes emotional while talking about the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings at campaign rally with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. | REUTERS/Brian Snyder

"If we got back from a vacation on a Sunday night at 7:30 p.m., they would know the one church in Kansas City that had an 8 p.m. Mass that we can make," shared Kaine in an interview with C-Span on how dedicated his parents were to their faith.

Kaine himself openly talks about his Christian faith even as a politician and considers it one of the most important things in life.

"My faith is central to everything I do," he told Patch. "My faith position is a Good Samaritan position of trying to watch out for the other person."

He also told C-Span, "I do what I do for spiritual reasons. I'm always thinking about the momentary reality but also how it connects with bigger matters of what's important in life."

The father of three spent a year as a missionary in Honduras between 1980 and 1981 and volunteered to teach carpentry and welding at a vocational school to teenage boys. He considered his year-long missionary work as a "powerful faith experience" as well as "transformative" next to his role as a family man. He added that being a missionary gave him a sense of purpose in life and helped shape the way he saw his country.

Married for over 30 years with wife Anne Holton, the couple attend St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, a largely African-American congregation in Richmond, Virginia. Kaine also serves as Tenor to the church choir.

Although the Catholic senator confessed to personally stand against abortion, death penalty and same-sex marriage, his political record said otherwise. Kaine supported abortion as women's rights, voted in favor of same-sex marriage and gay adoption subsequently, and approved 11 state executions.