It is with great joy and thanksgiving that we announce the selection of Brian Lemoi, as the new Executive Director of The Franciscan Center in Tampa.

Brian’s roots and connection to The Franciscan Center run deep and wide.   He has a long history of providing spiritual growth and reflection to others at the Center, credits his own spiritual growth, formation, sense of service and leadership to the mentoring of The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, specifically Sr. Joan Dawson, OSF and Sister Margaret Mary Kimmins, OSF and has worked at the Diocese of St. Petersburg for over 26 years.

His work at the Pastoral Center for the Diocese of St. Petersburg includes successfully fostering and sustaining a strong and stable team which has been focused on Evangelization, Formation and Pastoral Care.  In that role, he managed ten cost centers, raised funds to sustain services and ministries, lead capital projects including maintenance, renovation and construction of school buildings and housing.  He has experience in finance, development and grant writing.

It cannot be understated that all on the Search Committee felt that Brian’s application and energy are an answer to a prayer that will lead to the advancement of the long history and spiritual support of the Center for years to come.

Please join me in welcoming home, Brian Lemoi.   His first day with the Center will be in mid July.

In Peace.

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