Fr. Will Brown was born again by water and the Spirit at St. George’s Episcopal Church on Easter Eve, 1979, in Griffin, Georgia, where he went on to spend a wonderful childhood.
He was an undergraduate at Sewanee, where he discerned a vocation to the priesthood. He spent a year as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, living with Christian monks and nuns in Europe, Africa, and the South Pacific. He earned an MDiv and an STM at Yale Divinity School, and was ordained priest in the Diocese of Georgia in 2005.
He served for two years at the Episcopal Church at Yale before moving to the Diocese of Dallas, where he served for 11 years as rector of the Church of the Holy Cross (Dallas). In 2018 he returned to the Diocese of Georgia, where he currently serves as associate rector of All Saints’, Thomasville; and priest-in-charge of Good Shepherd, Thomasville.
Fr. Brown’s interests include philosophy, poetry, ascetical theology, and conservation. He serves as a consultant in the area of marine fisheries policy and management. He is a priest of the Society of the Holy Cross, and a disciple of René Girard. He enjoys spending time with his wife and is an avid hunter and fisherman.