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
  • Mrs. Kaitlin Slack

Brother Walking Together

Brothers Walking Together is a program that student friars in the U.S. participate in after the completion of the Novitiate year. The program sends friars-in-training two-by-two to be immersed in a culture other than their own, to do direct service with the poor and marginalized, and to live in a contemplative community in mission.  The Inn is has two friars from this program living, working, and praying with us for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Br. Joan Perez “JP” Lombera, OFM
  • Br. Brian Menezes, OFM

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.

2021-22 FVMs

  • Ricky Ferrer
  • Dan Mercado
  • Kacey Phillips
  • Michael “Mikey” Sayre


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

Religious In Community

There are friars who are part of the friar community but who are not members of the team.

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