Lani & Jay Brown
Ferris State University
Kent Career Tech Center
Hiking, disc golf, playing guitar, reading and magic tricks.
Who inspired you to be a priest?
There are a few priests I would love to mention who have been influential in my life but I would have to say Fr. Mark Bauer. His love and reverence for the mass and our faith has been inspiring over the years.
Why do you want to be a priest?
To answer God’s call to serve and love Him with all my mind, heart, and soul. I feel drawn to share God’s love and the sacraments which has been such a blessing to me. “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You” (St. Augustine).
What are you most grateful for?
For the first silent retreat I went on while attending Ferris State University in 2019. This retreat was a converting moment which sparked my discernment journey and a genuine love of God.
Write to Clayton at:
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105