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FATHER PATRICK TUTTLE, OFM
Fr. Patrick Tuttle, OFM, a native of Hartford and then Marlborough, Connecticut entered the Order of Friars Minor in 1987. He holds a Bachelor Arts degree in Social Work with a minor in Philosophy. He has a Master of Divinity degree and advanced graduate certificates in counseling. After graduating from Siena College in 1987 he entered the Franciscan order and completed a further 7 year graduate formation program to serve as a friar priest.
His assignments have included an initial 2 years at his alma mater Siena College as campus minister, Duke University Medical Center and campus ministry while stationed at Immaculate Conception Church and School in Durham NC (Z years), St. Bonaventure University for 2 years in campus ministry, and comes to us from a 15 year service at St. Anthony Church and Elementary School in Greenville, SC. In Greenville Fr. Patrick served Furman University, The Monastery of St. Clare, The City of Greenville Police Department, Perrlr Federal Correction, 3 Catholic hospitals, the Diocese of Charleston Deacon Formation Program, and helped build state of the art St. Anthony Elementary School dedicated to equiff in education for the Black Community.
Fr. Patrick enjoys films, teaching, has an internet radio program using his name on YouTube, motorcycling and playing music.
FATHER CASEY COLE, OFM
Fr. Casey grew up in Lancaster, PA before moving to Cary, NC when he was 14. Fr. Casey graduated from Furman University in 2011 with a degree in Religious Studies and a minor in Poverty Studies. He entered the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) in August of 2011, made solemn profession in August of 2017, and was ordained to the priesthood in June of 2019. Fr. Casey has published three books, Called: What Happens After Saying Yes to God, Let Go: Seven Stumbling Blocks to Christian Discipleship, and The Way of Beatitude: Living with Radical Home in a World of Division and Despair. He is the creator of two YouTube channels, and regularly gives talks throughout the country on evangelization and vocations. In Macon, he serves as chaplain to Mount de Sales Academy, St. Peter Claver School, and Mercer University. He has two siblings, Mary Kate and Mandy.
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