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Rev. Mr. Corey D. Bruns

Hello, and welcome to my site! A short biography is listed below and my Blog is available by clicking here.


Corey Bruns is a Transitional Deacon and Seminarian for the Diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky. He is a Fourth Year Theologian at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Southern Indiana. While he currently lives in Kentucky, Corey was born a triplet into a family of 5 children and a rich line of German Catholic heritage in Quincy, IL.

Corey graduated Class President from Crittenden County High School in Marion, Kentucky in 2012 and entered seminary the fall of the same year. He enjoys woodworking,  cooking, gardening, designing websites, photography, playing organ, and videography.

Corey graduated from Marian University and Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary on May 7th, 2016. While in College Seminary Corey pursued his love of music through organ and voice lessons as well as singing with the Seminary Schola. Corey has many interests, one of which is this site.

Corey can usually be found assisting as an Emcee for several Liturgies across the Diocese, such as Youth 2000 and ODYC (Owensboro Diocese Youth Conference), where he also assists in sacristy work, St. Stephen Cathedral during Holy Week and other celebrations, or in the kitchen cooking, outside digging in the dirt, driving tractors, washing his Jeep, or in the chapel playing organ or trumpet, and almost always singing something. He can normally be found wearing sunglasses, with a camera strap around his shoulder, walking through the woods, or helping at Gasper River, the Diocesan Youth Camp. Corey is a proud 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

During the 2016-2017 school year Corey was blessed to make his Pastoral Year Internship Assignment at the Cathedral of St. Stephen, the Mother Church of Western Kentucky in Owensboro. His placement at the Cathedral was one of great joy and learning. Corey assisted with and ran the Youth Ministry Program, Assisted with the re-training and development of the Altar Server, Sacristan, & Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Ministries at the Cathedral, Emceed and prepared for Liturgies the Bishop celebrated, played the organ and sang for Masses, visited the sick and homebound, worked with the Diocesan Theology on Tap Committee to plan Young Adult Cookouts/Holy Hours as well as the TOT Season, spoke on Vocations at local schools, emceed the Diocesan Marian Congress, as well as a host of other activities. Corey’s time at St. Stephen was one of growth, and joy, as the people there captured his heart.

During the Summer of 2018, Corey lived in Antigua Guatemala for 3 months while studying spanish in an immersion program at Probigua. The summer greatly challenged not only his academic skills as he worked to continue to acquire the spanish language, but blessed him immensely with many new friendships in Guatemala, and incredible prayer experiences as the faith lives of the Guatemalan people is so rich and vibrant. It was a summer that will no doubt continue to impact his prayer life and experience of Hispanic Ministry for years to come!

Corey, Emily (Sister), Sue (Mom), Larry (Dad), & Brody (Brother) after the Easter Vigil at St. Joseph in Bowling Green KY. Photo 2016 ©BrunsPhotography

This site is his way of documenting his seminary journey, asking for prayers, and embracing Pope Benedict XVI’s call for all in the Church to embrace the New Evangelization.  This site is also home to Corey’s projects: My Work, links to his Photography, and his other projects. For more information on Corey, please visit the About page above and follow his blog!


Corey and his two triplet siblings.

Notate Bene:

The views on this blog are the sole views of the author, unless otherwise noted. This blog was started for personal use, in order to document his discernment journey and the life at Bruté and Marian University. It has since developed into a blog consisting of a wide assortment of pictures, reflections, postings of activities, and anything else he decides to post.

The posts on this site do not represent the Diocese of Owensboro, Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, or Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology unless otherwise explicitly stated.

SOCIAL NETWORK POLICY It is my policy on all of my Social Media pages, that I do not tolerate  comments, posts, which exhibit: “racial hatred, religious hatred, demeaning speech toward another commenter, threats, posting of inappropriate materials, links to sites that violate the dignity of the human person, racial/religious slurs, anything anti-Catholic or anti- another Christian group, spam, selling items, adding me to random groups and anything else that I deem inappropriate.”

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