Bram Kranichfeld, a former Burlington city councilor and mayoral candidate, was grappling with professional adversity and familial tragedy when he pondered a suggestion by the Very Rev. Jeanne Finan, then the dean and rector of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. “I had been interested for years in exploring the ordained ministry,” Bram said. “But that was the first time in my life that I felt it was actually a viable option.” Kranichfeld decided to give it a shot. Read the complete story by Paul Heintz in Seven Days.