Fr. Mark G. Reamer, O.F.M. ext. 224
Father Mark G. Reamer, O.F.M. is the Pastor of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, where he has served since 1995. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. and a Master of Divinity from the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C. A Franciscan Friar, Fr. Mark served as a chaplain in the United States Navy Chaplain Corp for 13 years in the Navy Reserves, most recently on active duty in Kuwait for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also serves as a volunteer chaplain to the City of Raleigh Police Department and to North Carolina’s maximum security prison: Central Prison.
Fr. David McBriar, O.F.M. ext. 261
David McBriar grew up in northern New Jersey, the oldest of four children. After college, he joined the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province & in 2008 will celebrate 50 years as a friar. David was the first Franciscan pastor of St. Francis, and when his term as pastor was complete here, he became pastor of Immaculate Conception in Durham. He has returned to St. Francis as a senior friar.
Bill McConville is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province. He was received into the Franciscan Order in 1966 and was ordained a priest in 1973. He was educated at Catholic University (B.A.), the Washington Theological Union (M.A.), and Vanderbilt University (Ph.D.), and the University of Tuebingen, Germany.
He comes to St. Francis from Siena College in Albany, N.Y. where he served as President (1989-1996) and Professor of Religious Studies (1997-2001). Previous to his time at Siena he taught at Regis University (Denver), the University of Montana, and the Washington Theological Union, where he served as Director of the Program in Mission and Cross-Cultural Studies. In the Fall of 1999 he was Catholic scholar in residence at Smith College, Northampton, MA. He currently sits on the Boards of St. Leo University (Florida) and the United States Catholic China Bureau.
His intellectual interests include the history of early Christianity, nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy and theology, American Catholicism, and the relationship of Catholicism to culture. For pleasure he enjoys reading (art history, biography, poetry, Southern and Irish literature, politics), serious weight lifting, not so serious golf, hiking, and music (classical, country, and 60′s rock).