Mayoral honoree BRIAN KICZEK, D.C., is a chiropractor, husband and father who reverted to the Catholic faith after 10 years of atheism, followed by New Age beliefs, then Bible believer. He is a United States (US) Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War, during which he served as operations specialist aboard the USS Normandy. This and other life experiences, including serving as security officer in Manhattan during 9/11 and after at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, together with working in various chiropractic offices treating multiple conditions, have served to inspire Kiczek to come up with ways to integrate prayer and work, to help others in both a physical and a spiritual manner. His research dissertation addressed the Effects of prayer and religiosity on health and longevity. He presently works in the disadvantaged area of Passaic County, New Jersey, helping to heal wounded backs. Kiczek has been educated in the Catholic schools of Red Bank, New Jersey and graduated cum laude from Rutgers University. He holds a doctorate in chiropractic from the University of Bridgeport. He is active in evangelization with the parish of his church as a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) teacher for many years. He also co-founded a children's rosary group in the parish.
Kiczek is popularly known as the Rosary Doctor for his tireless work in spreading the message of the rosary to anyone open to hear it. He has been honored in 2016 by the Mayor of the City of Tiffin, Ohio, for his book about Mary Help of Christians and his tireless evangelization work, with November 6 having been declared Doctor Brian Kiczek Day for Tiffin and the whole of Seneca County, Ohio. Kiczek believes the prodigal sons and daughters of the world are going to return to God and to the Church in droves as the famine that is spreading across the globe increases through financial crises, wars, and disasters. Having lived through what it means to be a prodigal son, Kiczek feels great care and compassion for all who may be away from God, and works without cease to heal both physical and spiritual ills. He strives to repay the Lord, Jesus Christ, for having been merciful to him, in particular through the power and the love of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.