Greetings! I am Brother Jeff Brown, and I am a life-professed sibling in one of the ELCA's intentional communities, the Order of Lutheran Franciscans; I am also on the ELCA's roster of Word and Sacrament and serve St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Crookston as their pastor. I enjoy spending quality time with the humans I'm most closest to; appreciate diving into piano, guitar, and singing; and love hiking Minnesota's state parks and trails.  

As a trained spiritual director and student of the spiritual life, I was immediately drawn to the champion position of spiritual practice. While I am not a "champion" of spirituality (as we are always all beginners in the spiritual life), I am passionate about a abundant spiritual life and practices that support such an vibrant inner life. I hope to bring that passion and energy to our NWMN Synod in a way that makes spirituality, faith practices, spiritual direction accessible for all the people of God in our Synod.