Br. Brian E. Wolford, OFM Cap.
Hometown: Zelienople, Pennsylvania (Saint Gregory of Nazianzus Parish)
Before Becoming a Friar: "Before Capuchin life, I completed three years of domestic service with AmeriCorps, two years of international mission work in Peru, and three years of employment with Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh. As a resident of Pittsburgh, I was a member and catechist of Saint Regis Parish, a vibrant, multi-lingual faith community. Also, before considering a vocation with the Capuchins, I studied philosophy at Duquesne University while in the priestly formation program of the Diocese of Pittsburgh."
Why I'm a Capuchin: "For years as a single adult, I tried to help make the world a better place while also attempting to grow in my relationship with God. In the Capuchins, I found a group of faithful, other-centered men with similar goals. With the added blessings of fraternal support and a communal prayer life, my God-guided journey has flourished in ways that only God could have imagined."