Friars Bob Roddy, Vincent Petersen, John Elmer and Ken Bartsch in the Mission Advancement Office at Mt. St. Francis. Friar Bob assists with writing and donor visits; friar Vincent works with the Franciscan Arts and Earth Care Initiatives; friar John serves as Spiritual Director for the Mission Advancement Office and friar Ken regularly makes phone calls to donors to show our appreciation for their support.
A Shared Passion: Friars and Benefactors Partner to Boost Province Ministries
By Becki Romans, Executive Director of Mission Advancement
Praise God for the gift of our sisters and brothers who support the ministries of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation! Our Province Mission Advancement Office is where we assist the Province with both non-profit fundraising and strategies for growth. We do this with an unwavering focus on serving the passions and needs of you and our friars.
The following friars help in our mission advancement ministry: Friar John Elmer is our Spiritual Director. He works tirelessly to support our staff and all of you with prayer requests, spiritual guidance and education on the Franciscan charism. Friar John is humble, gentle and faithful. He is moved to personally respond to your needs with prayers, handwritten notes, and when possible personal visits. Friar Bob Roddy is our friar writer and editor. He uses his skilled writing and personal passion to help us all focus on the spirituality of St. Francis. Friar Bob is a kind and welcoming friar who shares his hospitality with all. Friar Vince Petersen is our resident artist. He works closely with the Franciscan Earth and Arts Initiatives and teaches us all about connecting with God, the Creator, through art and nature. Friar Ken Bartsch dedicates his time with us to calling you and thanking you for your generosity. His deep faith and wisdom is used to answer any questions that you may have.
Our Mission Advancement team feels blessed to work side by side with these gracious servants of God, and with you, our brothers and sisters who help us support the meaningful ministries of the friars. With deep gratitude to our friars and benefactors we thank you.