Fr. Joachim Studwell, OFM

Fr. Joachim Studwell, OFM, also called “Fr. Kim”, is a Franciscan friar and priest of the Assumption BVM Province and currently lives with his Franciscan brothers at St. Francis of Assisi Friary in Greenwood, MS. He is serving as pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Francis of Assisi Parishes in the same city. Fr. Kim is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. He professed solemn vows in the Franciscan Order in 1986 and was ordained a priest in 1987. Fr. Kim has served in retreat ministry among adults and youth, as a spiritual director, as spiritual assistant to Secular Franciscans, as a preacher of parish missions, as a formation director for men entering the Franciscan Order and as a parish priest. Over the years, he has worked in Hispanic Ministry and with the Byzantine Catholic community in Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH, Cicero, IL, Cedar Lake, IN and in Milwaukee and Burlington, WI.

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Ms. Inez Gilmore
Ms. Gilmore was born in Greenwood, MS. She received her education at Amanda Elzy High School and her BS degree in Home Economics and Sociology from Langston University in Langston, OK. She worked as the supervisor and in administration of the Leflore County Departent of Human Services from 1980 - 2007. In 2007 she assumed the duties of Adminstrative Assistant at Saint Francis School. "During my many years working on the frontline in the public, I learned to brighten another person's day with a smile. A genuine smile can generate respect and trust."