Father PJ Brandimarti
Reverend Father PJ Brandimarti, KHS, CH (1LT) OHARNG
Fr. PJ Brandimarti was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Columbus by Bishop Robert J. Brennan on May 25th 2019. After pursuing a career in retail and retail support with corporations including Sony Electronics and Motorola Mobility, Fr. Brandimarti entered seminary at the Pontifical College Josephinum in 2012, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 2015 and a Master of Divinity in 2019. He was previously assigned as Parochial Vicar of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Westerville. Fr. Brandimarti is an Eagle Scout and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was named a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem by Pope Francis in 2022. He expects to graduate with a Master of Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in December of 2023.
Father was commissioned a Chaplain (1st Lieutenant) in the Ohio Army National Guard in August 2023 and serves at the Joint Forces Headquarters, advising on Catholic matters and serving Catholic soldiers all over Ohio.
A native of Pittsburgh, Fr. Brandimarti enjoys watching sports, primarily the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Columbus Blue Jackets. He is an avid movie fan, with sci-fi his preferred genre. He also enjoys music, video games, camping, and cooking. Father is very excited to be here in Knox county, and looks forward to continuing to serve the people of this consortium.