Fr. Dewayne Messenger
Father Dewayne Messenger, is our founding Pastor and serves the Diocese as our Bishop-Elect. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2009. He served as founding Pastor of All Souls ECC in Reading, PA before being called as Pastor of St. Jerome's in Tulsa. Prior to being ordained, Father Dewayne served as resident chaplain at Reading Hospital in PA and Capital Hospice/Palliative Care in VA. He earned his MDiv from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2007.
Brother Ray Knapp, ofr
Brother Ray Knapp, ofr, professed in the ECC Franciscans of Reconciliation in 2012, and was ordained a deacon in 2013. He served as a deacon at All Souls in Reading, PA before coming to Tulsa to serve at St Jerome's in 2014. Bro. Ray serves as Special Assistant to our Diocesan Bishop. He received an Advanced Certificate in Franciscan Studies from the Franciscan Institute of St Bonaventure University and a Certificate in Education for Ministry (EfM) from the School of Theology at Southern University. He retired from the United States Air Force in 2010 after serving more than 34 years.