New Provincial Council to Be Installed on Feast of the Immaculate Conception

U.S. Province Administration

It’s been announced that the new U.S. Provincial Council will be formally installed in Washington, DC on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2020.

The next Council will have only two changes: Fathers Emmanuel Mulenga and Mark Dean will replace outgoing councilors, Fathers James Taggart and Frank Santucci. Fr. Mulenga’s “day job” is pastor of the historic St. Augustine Parish in New Orleans, Fr. Dean leads retreats at King’s House Retreat and Renewal Center in Belleville, IL.

Fathers Raymond Cook and Antonio Ponce return for another three year term along with the administrative team which 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. Antonio Ponce, OMI

Fr. Ray Cook, 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