Men in Formation

Meet the Guys in Capuchin Formation

Joseph Babcock, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 20
From: Port Washington, Wisconsin
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: Bachelors at University of Illinois at Chicago

Samuel Bazan – Postulant
Age: 26
From: Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Current Location: St. Conrad Friary, Milwaukee, WI

Nick Blattner, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 28
From: Valders, Wisconsin
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union

Fred Cabras, OFM Cap. – Ministry Formation 
Age: 34
From: Paw Paw, Michigan
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union and MSW at Loyola University Chicago

Michael Dorn, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 38
From: Adrian, Minnesota
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union

Tien Dinh, OFM Cap. – Newly Ordained
Age: 30
From: New Orleans, Louisiana
Location: St. Katherine Drexel Friary, Crow Agency, MT
Ministry: Parochial Vicar at St. Dennis Church

Truong Tien Dinh, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 27
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: 33
From: Racine, Wisconsin
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union

Jason Graves, OFM Cap. – Recently Ordained Deacon
Age: 30
From: Hazel Park, Michigan
Current Location: St. Francis Friary, Milwaukee, WI
Ministry: Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Milwaukee, WI

MJ Groark, OFM Cap. – Ministry Formation
Age: 34
From: Sacramento, California
Current Location: San José Friary, Chicago, IL
Working On: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union

Humberto Huerta – Capuchin College Program
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: Bachelors at Saint Xavier University

Anthony Kote-Witah, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 50
From: Nigeria
Location: St. Bonaventure Monastery, Detroit, MI
Ministry: Solanus Casey Center, Detroit, MI

Ashwin Kumar – Capuchin College Program
Current Location: Saint Joseph Seminary, Chicago, IL
Working on: Bachelors at Loyola University Chicago

Nathan Linton, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 22
From: Cumberland, Wisconsin
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: Bachelors at University of Illinois at Chicago

Vito Martinez, OFM Cap. – Ministry Formation
Age: 42
From: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Current Location: San José Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union

Baudry Metangmo, OFM Cap – Novice
Age: 24
From: Dschang, Cameroon via Billings, Montana
Current Location: San Lorenzo Friary, Santa Ynez, CA

Antony Julius Milton, OFM Cap – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 25
From: Tamil Nadu, India
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union

Faris Najor, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 37
From: Bagdad, Iraq via Farmington Hills, Michigan
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: M. Div. at Catholic Theological Union

Tom Nguyen, OFM Cap. – Newly Ordained
Age: 31
From: Houston, Texas
Current Location: St. Mary Friary, Detroit, MI
Ministry: Assistant Director at the Solanus Center

Truyen Nguyen, OFM Cap. – Simply Professed Friar
Age: 24
From: Saigon, Vietnam via Oklahoma
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: Bachelors at Saint Xavier University

Francisco Javier Rodriguez – Postulant
Age: 41
From: Puerto Rico via Milwaukee, WI
Current Location: St. Conrad Friary, Milwaukee, WI

Jose Vera, OFM Cap – Novice
Age: 30
From: Guanajuanto, Mexico via Green Bay, Wisconsin
Current Location: San Lorenzo Friary, Santa Ynez, CA

Robert Wotypka, OFM Cap. – Newly Ordained 
Age: 53
From: Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Current Location: St. Bonaventure Monastery, Detroit
Ministry as Parochial Vicar at Saint Charles Borromeo and Nativity Parishes in Detroit

John Zampino – Capuchin College Program
Current Location: St. Clare Friary, Chicago, IL
Working on: Bachelors at Saint Xavier University