Men in Formation

Meet the Guys in Capuchin Formation

Zachary Angel – Postulant
Age: 22
From: Clarkston, Michigan
Current Location: St. Conrad Friary, Milwaukee, WI

Joseph Babcock, OFM Cap. – Novice
Age: 19
From: Port Washington, Wisconsin
Current Location: San Lorenzo Novitiate, Santa Ynez, CA

Nick Blattner, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 27
From: Valders, Wisconsin
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on M.Div at Catholic Theological Union

Fred Cabras, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 33
From: Paw Paw, Michigan
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union and MSW at Loyola

Michael Dorn, OFM Cap. – Novice
Age: 37
From: Adrian, Minnesota
Current Location: San Lorenzo Novitiate, Santa Ynez, CA

Tien Dinh, OFM Cap. – Newly Ordained
Age: 29
From: New Orleans, Louisiana
Current Location: St. Katherine Drexel Friary, Crow Agency, MT
Ministry: Parochial Vicar at St. Dennis Church

Truong Tien Dinh, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 24
From: Houston, Texas
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working On: BA in Philosophy at University of Illinois Chicago

Brenton Ertel, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 32
From: Racine, Wisconsin 
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union

Clint Evrard, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 33
From: Washington, Indiana
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on M.Div at Catholic Theological Union

Jason Graves, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 29
From: Hazel Park, Michigan
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union.

MJ Groark, OFM Cap. – Ministry Formation
Age: 33
From: Sacramento, California
Current Location: San José Friary, Chicago, IL
Working On: M.Div at Catholic Theological Union

Anthony Kote-Witah, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 49
From: Nigeria
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union

Nathan Linton, OFM Cap. – Novice
Age: 21
From: Cumberland, Wisconsin
Current Location: San Lorenzo Novitiate, Santa Ynez, CA

Vito Martinez, OFM Cap. – Ministry Formation
Age: 41
From: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Current Location: San José Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union

William Mattes – Postulant
Age: 25
From: Mason, Wisconsin
Current Location: St. Conrad Friary, Milwaukee, WI

Baudry Metangmo – Postulant
Age: 23
From: Dschang, Cameroon via Billings, Montana
Current Location: St. Conrad Friary, Milwaukee, WI

Faris Najor, OFM Cap. – Novice
Age: 36
From: Bagdad, Iraq via Farmington Hills, Michigan
Current Location: San Lorenzo Novitiate, Santa Ynez, CA

Tom Nguyen, OFM Cap. – Newly Ordained
Age: 30
From: Houston, Texas
Current Location: St. Mary Friary, Detroit, MI
Ministry: Assistant Director at the Solanus Center

Truyen Nguyen, OFM Cap. – Novice
Age: 23
From: Saigon, Vietnam via Oklahoma
Current Location: San Lorenzo Friary, Santa Ynez, CA

Jason Salisbury, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 28
From: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div and M.A. in Biblical Studies at Catholic Theological Union.

Jacob Stanley Yarborough, OFM Cap. – Novice
Age: 21
From: Mundelein, Illinois
Current Location: San Lorenzo Novitiate, Santa Ynez, CA

Jose Vera – Postulant
Age: 29
From: Guanajuanto, Mexico via Green Bay, Wisconsin
Current Location: St. Conrad Friary, Milwaukee, WI

Robert Wotypka, OFM Cap. – Ministry Formation
Age: 52
From: Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Current Location: St. Bonaventure Monastery, Detroit
Ministry as Deacon at Saint Charles Borromeo and Nativity Parishes in Detroit