The Team

The team is comprised of the group of friars, sisters and lay people who are permanent members of the community and do the hard work of running the Inn.

  • Sr. Mary Augustini, OSF
  • Sr. Leslie Birks, OSF
  • Fr. Stephen DeWitt, OFM
  • Br. Fred Dilger, OFM
  • Fr. Michael Duffy, OFM
  • Ms. Karen Pushaw
  • Br. Aaron Richardson, OFM — Intern 
  • Ms. Barbara Salapek
  • Mrs. Kaitlin Slack

Franciscan Volunteer Ministry

Those who come to us from the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry are people who live a year of service in our community, working and praying with the team.


2020-2021 FVM’s

  • Trevor Carney
  • David Hojnowski
  • Deaynna Koskulitz
  • Liam O’Toole


To aid us in serving our guests, we have people that work in our ministries who are part of the extended community:

  • Ms. Marie Malone – Bookkeeper
  • Mrs. Stephanie White  — Director, Marie’s Closet


We have a strong support staff composed of people who volunteer regularly at the Inn. This include the “Breakfast Crews” who come in to serve the breakfast meal on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, people who volunteer every week (or even more frequently) at the main meal, and a regular group of volunteers who work with us at Marie’s Closet.

We also have people who join us for a month or more each year to help prepare and serve the meals.

Finally, we have youth, high school, college and adult groups who come for a weekend or for a full week and help us prepare and serve the meal and work at Marie’s Closet.

Religious In Community

There are friars in-residence that are part of the friar community but who are not members of the team.

  • Fr. Patrick Sieber, OFM
  • Fr. Paul Lostrito, OFM