Fr. John DeLaRiva, OFM Cap.

  • CNSA President-in-Turn
  • Born (in February of 1961) and raised in Orange County, California.
  • At the age of 29 I joined the Capuchin Franciscans in 1989.
  • Professed Final Vows in 1996, and was ordained a Priest in 1999.
  • My ministries have focused on Parish work, Chaplaincy for Hospitals, High Schools, and Jails.
  • My last assignment was as Rector of the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi located in San Francisco, CA.
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Miriam Kennedy, OFS

  • CNSA Executive Secretary
  • Contact for Visitations and Establishment Documents
  • National Data Base and Website Team Member
  • Secretary, Franciscan Family Forum
  • Editor, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Region Newsletter, “The Herald”
  • Local Fraternity Formation Team member
  • Local Spiritual Assistant
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Fr. Christopher Panagoplos, T.O.R.

  • Provincial Spiritual Assistant, Immaculate Conception Province, T.O.R.
  • Regional Spiritual Assistant, Lady Poverty Region
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Fr. Jerome Wolbert, OFM 

  • Provincial Spiritual Assistant, and member of the Council of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (OFM) Province
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Mary Frances Charsky, OFS

  • CNSA Treasurer
  • Regional Spiritual Assistant, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Region
  • Local Spiritual Assistant
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Franciscan Family Forum

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