A native of Northwest Arkansas, Fr. Brandon J. Hudson received a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies with minors in Religious Studies and Music from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and a Master of Divinity from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Prior to seminary, Fr. Brandon was shaped by his career in restaurant and retail store management. "The service industry has been one of my greatest spiritual teachers." While he was a layperson, Brandon served the Diocese of Arkansas in many roles, including a term on the bishop's Executive Council and as an EfM (Education for Ministry) group mentor for nearly a decade.
A creative at heart, Fr. Brandon is also a self-taught oil painter-- you may see some of his artwork at www.brandonjhudsonfineart.com. He also serves the broader church in his role on the Board of Directors for the Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts (www.ecva.org). Prior to his calling at St. Theodore's, Fr. Brandon served as curate at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Springdale, AR. Brandon and his husband Ty have been married since 2014, and are proud dog-parents of one spoiled Beagle, Reese.