Br. Akolla Etuge

Br. Akolla Etuge, OFM Cap.

Hometown:   Yaounde/Cameroon

Age: 29

Before Becoming a Friar:  "I was in college taking classes in order to go to med school. I also worked for a security company in downtown DC."

Why I'm a Capuchin:  "I have always wanted to serve people, especially the poor, because I come from a country which, despite being rich in natural resources, has a lot of poverty. My desire to serve others and my uncle Eugene‚Äôs love for Padre Pio inspired me to join the Capuchins."