Bro. David Crank, OFM


Bro. David Crank, OFM


The Franciscan Alumni Association welcomed David to the Board on October 28th, 2000.  He replaced Fr. Pat McCloskey as Provincial Liaison.  That means he keeps us informed of happenings in the Franciscan provinces, writes articles for our newsletter, and helps with the annual reunion.

David is a superb speaker and could easily be a DJ or talk show host if he weren't answering a higher vocation.  A biographical outline follows, because you're probably dying to get to know him.  There's more truth in that statement than you might suspect.  Read on.

David currently serves as Province Administrator and Director of the Office for Senior Friars of St. John the Baptist Franciscan Province.  In addition, he is a pastoral care counselor, counseling individuals, families and support groups.  He has designed and prepared liturgies, daily prayers, days of recollection and retreats for a high school community.  David has been involved in outreach and case management for chronic mentally ill adults in the local community and hospitals.  He's also been a physical, psycho/social, hospital chaplain, providing pastoral counseling for the Gay/Lesbian, HIV-challenged and terminally ill community, families and friends. He lived and worked in an inner city Franciscan community and has experience in Case Study Seminars, Group Dynamics, Supportive and Crisis Counseling.  Lastly, he counsels individuals and families regarding funeral services (pre/post and at-need). 


1990    B.A. Family Studies                             St. Xavier University Chicago, Illinois     
1989    Certificate in Lay Ministry                     Archdiocese of Chicago Lay Ministry
1985    Entered Order of Friars Minor                St. John Baptist Province of Franciscans
1975    Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer      Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
1974    Assoc. Business Administration             Franklin University Columbus, Ohio

Opportunities of Ministry:

Provincial Director, Office of Senior Friars St. John the Baptist Province 1998-Present
Director Pastoral Care/Hospital Chaplain Kolbe House 1992-1998 Houston, TX
Pastoral Care Counselor Roger Bacon High School 1991-1992 Cincinnati, OH
Case Manager Threshold-Bridge SW 1989-1990 Chicago, IL
Clinical Pastoral Education Prince of Peace Church 1989 Cincinnati, OH
AIDS Hospice Care/provider Project Lazarus 1986-1987 New Orleans, LA
Soup Kitchen Volunteer Our Daily Bread 1986-1987 Cincinnati, OH
Hospice Care/provider Hospice of SW Michigan 1985-1986 Detroit, MI
Franciscan Friar St. John Baptist Province 1985-Present Cincinnati, OH
Funeral Director/Embalmer Asst. Columbus, Ohio 1969-1974 Columbus, OH
Licensed Funeral Director Ohio # 006521 1975-Present Columbus, OH
Licensed Embalmer Ohio # 42-00-7254 1975-Present Columbus, OH

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