Fr. Joachim Studwell, OFMsfgwparish@gmail.com
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.