Province of Saint Barbara
The leadership of the Province is a service of support for the fraternal, intellectual, spiritual, and ministerial pursuits of the friars, from recruitment and training of new members to care for elder, infirm, and retired friars. Leadership includes the pastoral care and oversight of the friars’ ongoing education, spiritual renewal, as well as collaboration with local friars in the strategic oversight of the extensive ministerial network entrusted to the Province.
The Province operates on a decentralized basis, through elected leadership working in cooperation with small local communities where work and service flow from prayer and fraternal support.
|Provincial Minister:||Very Rev. David Gaa, OFM|
|Provincial Vicar:||Fr. Martín Ibarra, OFM|
|Provincial Definitors:||Br. John Gutierrez, OFM|
|Fr. Anthony Garibaldi, OFM|
|Fr. Joe Schwab, OFM|
|Fr. Garrett Galvin, OFM|
|Fr. Bill Minkel, OFM|
|Fr. Dan Lackie, OFM|
|Secretary of the Province:||Fr. Tom West, OFM|
|Chief Operating Officer:||Mr. Stanley Raggio|
|Treasure of the Province:||Fr. Mel Jurisich, OFM|
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