Lieutenant Joseph F. Frana, USN
Sector Key West Chaplain
Joseph F. Frana is a native of Nixa, Missouri. Chaplain Frana was commissioned Lieutenant Junior Grade in November 2016. In February 2017 he reported for active duty to Officer Development School Newport, Rhode Island. He attended Naval Chaplain Basic Leadership Course at Fort Jackson, South Carolina graduating in May 2017. He reported to 2d Marine Division and was assigned to serve as Battalion Chaplain to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment from May 2017 to February 2018. In February 2018 he was reassigned as Battalion Chaplain to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment with whom in December 2018 he deployed aboard the USS Kearsarge as the Battalion Landing Team Chaplain for the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit. He currently serves as Command Chaplain USCG Sector Key West, Florida having reported August 2019.
Chaplain Frana received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Religion from Truman State University, Kirksville MO, in 2007. In 2011 he received a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School, Durham NC. He is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. From 2007-2017, he served as a pastor of United Methodist churches in both North Carolina and Missouri.
Chaplain Frana is married to Anne Marie (Loftis) Frana. They are the proud parents of Eden Jo Frana, age 11, and Eli Edwin Frana, age 6.