Clifton grew up in Florida with his parents and younger brother and attended the University of Florida. Before entering Pope St. John XXIII, he attained an 18-year professional career in the Department of Defense, 7 years in Rhode Island and 11 in Washington, D.C., Clifton entered seminary at Saint John Paul II for 2 years and has now transferred to PSJS.
“The Lord called out to me from the very depths of my soul! God had been working on me for a number of years, and when the time was right, the doors were finally opened. I am so grateful to have been given this vocation from Jesus, and I have never been more happy or excited in my entire life. Through the actions of the Holy Spirit, I was brought to PSJS to continue my journey with the Lord on the road to serving in His Holy Priesthood. I am so grateful to be here!”