Provincial Curia: St. Anthony Friary
3140 Meramec Street
St. Louis, MO   63118-4399

Provincial Minister: Fr. Thomas Nairn, O.F.M.

Provincial Vicar: Fr. John Eaton, O.F.M.

Provincial Councilors: Fr. Jerry Bleem, O.F.M.
Fr. William Burton, O.F.M. Br. Douglas Collins, O.F.M. Fr. Duc Pham, O.F.M.
Fr. Dennis Schafer, O.F.M.
Br. Michael Ward, O.F.M.

Secretary of the Province: Fr. Jim Lause, O.F.M.

Office of Friar Life: Fr. Ralph Parthie, O.F.M.

Secretary of Formation: Fr. Michael Jennrich, O.F.M.

Province Treasurer: Fr. Michael Hill, O.F.M.

Office of Justice, Peace
and Integrity of Creation: Fr. Ralph Parthie, O.F.M.

Health Care Office Fr. John J. Abts, O.F.M.

Office of Development
and Public Relations: Fr. John Eaton, O.F.M.

Secretary of Mission
Evangelization: Bro. Joseph Rogenski, O.F.M.

Franciscan Vocation
Office: Bro. Thom Smith, O.F.M., and Fr. Paul Gallagher, O.F.M., Directors

Provincial Spiritual
Assistant for S.F.O. Fr. Ed McKenzie, O.F.M.

Web Site Moderator Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M.


Provincial Council 2017-2020 (Back Row) Fr. Jerry Bleem, O.F.M., Councilor; Bro. Mike Ward, O.F.M., Councilor; Fr. Bill Burton, O.F.M., Councilor; Bro. Doug Collins, O.F.M., Councilor;  Fr. Dennis Schafer, O.F.M., Councilor; (Front Row) Fr. John Eaton, O.F.M., Provincial Vicar; Fr. Tom Nairn, O.F.M., Provincial Minister; Fr. Duc Pham, O.F.M., Councilor

The newly redesigned

The Order of Friars Minor’s General Curia is thrilled to share with you the Order’s newly redesigned website, with a clean new look and simpler navigation experience.  The menus have been streamlined and the web architecture have been updated with the latest technologies so you will have easy access to information.

We invite you to begin exploring the different pages and hope that you enjoy visiting the site. If you have questions, see a broken link or feel that something should be changed, please send an email to

May this be the beginning of better communications within the Franciscan Order, as well as from the Order to the world.