Fr Joseph Mary Brown
Fr Joseph Mary was born in Bardstown, Kentucky, the third of seven children. He graduated from Christendom College in 1985 with a B.A. in Philosophy. In 1991, he joined the Congregation of St John (an active-contemplative Community founded in France in 1975) in Laredo, Texas, where he did his Novitiate. From there, he was sent to France to continue his formation, and in 1996, he was sent to their house in Peoria, Illinois.
Ordained in 1997, Father now serves as the Superior of the Community’s English-speaking Novitiate House in Princeville, Illinois.
Fr Nathan Cromly
Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Father Nathan Cromly is a member of the Community of St. John. Working in fields as varied as youth ministry and book publishing, Father Nathan teaches Philosophy at his Congregation’s Novitiate in Peoria, Illinois where he is responsible for many forms of evangelization and outreach to groups of all ages, including founding the annual Saint John Summer Conference for young people. He studied in France for five years and has traveled extensively in Europe and North America, preaching and teaching.
Father Nathan is the founder of the Eagle Eye Formation Program for young adults (see below for website – soaring for wisdom), and works extensively at promoting Marian consecration through video, a website, and written publications. Father regularly hosts radio series through RadioMaria, has been a guest on EWTN’s Life on the Rock, Focus TV, and is a member of the Apostolate for Family Consecration’s teaching faculty. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Biblical Studies from John Paul the Great Catholic University. Here are some of his websites: stjean.com; soaringforwisdom.com; marianfaithnetwork.com; saintjohnsummerconference.com.
Fr John Luke
Father John Luke is originally from Clinton, Kentucky. Before joining the Community of St. John he was a certified public accountant for Deloitte & Touche in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been a member of the Community of St. John for over eleven years. Father was ordained a priest two years ago after having completed a Bachelors of Sacred Theology (STB) at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Currently Father John Luke is pursuing his License of Sacred Theology (STL) with the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio.
As a Brother of the Community of St. John, Father John Luke serves as Vocations Director and Master of Studies at the Novitiate in Princeville, Illinois. He is also active in various ministries including parish missions, youth and young adult events and preaching retreats all over the world.
Father John Luke will be speaking on Heaven and the Beatific Vision and his desire for the participants of the Saint John Summer Conference is that they discover in their heart a longing to see the face of God.