Fr. A.J. SEVERNS, CMHC, has been a priest and friar of the Congregation of the Most Holy Creator for over 26 years. The CMHC is a Franciscan Missionary Order. For those 26 years he has been serving the GLBTQ and straight community, as an openly gay man and priest. Fr. Severns teaches classes in spirituality and the Franciscan Gospel Vision, and has a partner of seven years.