Rev. Stephan Brown, SVD, M.Div., was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He currently resides in the Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee. He is a priest of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) order. He attended Divine Word College, the only undergraduate Roman Catholic seminary in the United States dedicated to educating men and women for missionary service. Fr. Brown completed his theological training at the Catholic Theological School in Chicago and was ordained to the priesthood on March 27, 1983. Fr. Brown is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. He has spent several years in the mission field, with a special focus on Brazil where he dedicated much time to working with the poor and marginalized.
Fr. Brown is alive in the Spirit, and his commitment to our faith is evident through his extensive involvement. He has conducted numerous retreats and evangelization conferences in dioceses and archdioceses across the US, sharing his deep passion for and commitment to our beliefs. He is a longstanding member of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus and serves as a board member and consultant for African American/Hispanic Relations in the Diocese of St. Petersburg.