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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