The second child of five kids, Frank Brown lived in three other states before moving to Columbus, Ohio. He attended St. Francis DeSales High School and graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Finance.
The majority of his employment history has been within construction. Frank says, “Like many others discerning priesthood, the journey can be long, complicated and even frustrating at times, but it’s working your way through the challenges that you find appreciation for the growth that you make as a person.”
“God provides you with the people and other sources of help along the way. I personally needed all the help God can bless someone with which is why it’s difficult to provide even a short list of those who helped or inspired me. I know I have been on a prayer list since 2012 of a Carmelite nun out in California whom I’ve never met or even talked to but whose vigilance and faith I’m certain has helped in ways I’ll never know,” he says.
What are your hobbies? I enjoy hunting and working outside.
What is your favorite type of music? Mostly country music. I’m a big Johnny Cash fan.
Favorite food? Hot sauce. Or anything with it.
Favorite ice cream? Not picky so long as you make it a root beer float.
What is something people might not know about you? I still hold onto hope that LeBron James will finish his career in Cleveland.
What is your favorite bible verse? Why? John 1:38-39.
It just seems that Jesus’ question of “what are you looking for?” speaks to the hearts of believers and non-believers alike. It’s a call to either move beyond mere curiosity and into a relationship with God or, for myself, it serves as a reminder of your relationship in a world filled with constant noise and distractions of all types. It’s an invitation to seek God, and offer (or reminder) to “remain” with God.
What is something you dream of doing in the future? Celebrating mass on the moon would be pretty cool. Might be a mess of issues liturgically though.
What is your favorite movie of all time? Newsies
What is one skill that you’d like to master? Learning how to grow hair again would be kinda nice…
What advice would you give to others considering the priesthood? The priesthood is not for perfect people let alone people who think they’re perfect. Somehow even I was accepted…It’s for those who feel called to its unique relationship with Jesus Christ and are willing to be honest with themselves, others, and God.