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Saint Francis Stories
Welcome to Saint Francis! Whether you're with us for the first time, or for the first time in a long time, we welcome you in Christ's name. Herewith we provide brief audio from interviews conducted by parishioner and NPR news broadcaster Craig Windham. The world's leading authority on their own experience, listen to someone tell you in their own words why they call Saint Francis home.
To hear a My Saint Francis story, click on the person's name.
Chris Austin, M.D. is the Director of the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. At Saint Francis, he's known affectionately as husband to Judy and father to Ashley, Genny, and Shelley, and as a lay assistant and lector.
What would Eutychus have you know about Chris? He possesses a terrific bass-baritone voice. If you wonder what hymns and service music can sound like sung on pitch, sit near Chris on a Sunday morning. You may never be Don Magnifico in Rossini's Cenerentola, but you'll sing better standing by a man who's been there and done that.