New Provincial Council Announced

U.S. Province Administration

By Will Shaw

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With the approval of the Oblate Administration in Rome, the U.S. Oblate Administration issued a letter announcing the new Provincial Council. Two new councilors were named, Fathers Emmanuel Mulenga, currently Pastor of St. Augustine Parish in New Orleans, and Fr. Mark Dean, currently assigned to King’s House Retreat Center in Belleville, IL. Fathers Mulenga and Dean will replace retiring councilors Fr. Frank Santucci and Fr. James Taggart.

Fathers Raymond Cook and Antonio Ponce return for another three year term. The previously-announced returning administrative team consists of: Fr. James Brobst, Vicar-provincial for Mission and Ministry, Fr. Art Flores, Vicar-provincial for Personnel, Fr. James Chambers, Treasurer, and Very Rev. Louis Studer, Provincial.

New Councilors

Fr. Emmanuel Mulenga, OMI

Fr. Mark Dean, OMI










Returning Councilors

Fr. Raymond Cook, OMI

Fr. Antonio Ponce, OMI









Returning Administrative Team

Fr. James Brobst, OMI Vicar-provincial for Mission and Ministry

Fr. Art Flores, OMI Vicar-provincial for Personnel









Fr. James Chambers, OMI, Treasurer

Very Rev. Louis Studer, OMI, Provincial