Each member of our leadership team brings their own unique gifts and talents to the library as an unpaid volunteer, but is united by a passion for Saint Francis, a love of books, a thirst for knowledge, a desire to serve (especially the homeless), and a commitment to excellence. And although we are all cross-trained and share the seemingly never-ending work load, each staff member is responsible for a specific area of the library:

In addition to our staff, we are thankful to the members of the Hope Center Houston Interfaith Committee for their collective wisdom, guidance, encouragement and support of the Saint Francis of Assisi Research Library.

  • Br. Allen A. White, OSF | Chairperson
  • Debbie Johnson | Founder & Past President of Hope Center Houston
  • Deacon Larry Vines
  • Jan Papciak
  • Anais Watsky

We are both blessed and grateful to have so many friends and amazing volunteers who give so generously of their time, resources, talents, and books! We would especially like to acknowledge the following individuals (listed alphabetically) for their extraordinary contributions to and support of the library:

Bob Butler • Gerald R. Gioglio, OFS • Debbie Johnson • Karen Kiefer • Robert Miller • Gay Morris • The Reverend Dr. Roman D. Roldan • Frances Taylor • The Reverend Randall Trego •  LeslieAnn White •  Colorado Springs Franciscans (OFS)