Fr. Dewayne Messenger was ordained as a priest in 2009. He served as the founding Pastor of All Souls ECC in Reading, PA before being called as the Pastor of St. Jerome's in Tulsa. Before being ordained, Fr. Dewayne served as a Chaplain Resident at the Reading Hospital in PA and at Capital Hospice/Palliative Care in VA. He earned his MDiv from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2007.
Br. Ray Knapp, ofr
Br. Ray Knapp, ofr, was professed into the ECC Franciscans of Reconciliation in 2012, and ordained as a deacon in 2013. He served as Deacon at All Souls in Reading, PA before coming to Tulsa to serve at St Jerome’s in 2014. Br Ray serves as the Special Assistant to Bishop Rafe Adams, ofr, 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 of the University of the South. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2010 after serving over 34 years.
Sr. Vice President
As the Sr. Vice President, Raul assists the Pastor in overseeing the mission and ministry of the church. Raul has served as a church leader and on church councils for many years. He is an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister and regularly assists in leading worship.
Junior Vice President
As the Junior Vice President, David helps oversee the church's belongings and property. He also assists the Pastor in providing oversite.
David was instrumental in bringing our church into being. He serves as a leader in worship and assists Father Dewayne in providing Pastoral support.
Fernando serves as the secretarial administrator of our church organization. He makes sure that accurate records of our meetings are maintained and organized appropriately.
Joshua serves to oversee the church's tithes, offerings and gifts. He works with our comptroller to produce financial reports. Joshua has worked in business administration and organization compliance for several years.
Irene serves as the coordinator and liaison for our Latino brothers and sisters and helps with coordinating information.