Fr. Brett Brannen is one of the most successful vocation directors in the United Sates and now serves as the vice-rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. He is widely known as a powerful speaker and an expert in priestly formation.
Fr. Brannen was ordained in 1991 for the Diocese of Savannah, Georgia, and served as Vocation Director beginning in 1993. During his tenure, the number of seminarians dramatically expanded from five men to 28 men. By 2007, Savannah caught the attention of the national press as it ordained the second-highest number of priest per capita of any diocese in the country.
Fr. Brannen has given over 30 parish missions and retreats to seminarians, priests, and religious orders. He has appeared on EWTN, published several booklets on the priesthood, and released an audio series on how to discern a priestly vocation.