Fr. Mark G. Reamer, O.F.M., a native of New Jersey, arrived back at his alma mater in August 2014 to serve the friars as Guardian (servant leader) of the Friar Community and Mission Officer of the College. Before returning to Siena he was the Pastor of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he served since 1995 and associate pastor at St. Francis of Assisi in Triangle, Virginia. He also earned a Master of Divinity from the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C. and his doctorate in pastoral leadership from Duke University in Durham, NC.
Fr. Mark served as a chaplain in the United States Navy Chaplain Corp for 13 years in the Navy Reserves, including active duty in Kuwait for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He has volunteered as a police chaplain for the City of Raleigh (NC) and Prince William (VA) Police Departments, and also been involved in prison ministry in North Carolina. Currently he is the chaplain for the Colonie Police Department.
A great supporter of Catholic Education and Formation, while in Raleigh he was a member of the board of trustees of Cardinal Gibbons High School and Dean (Vicar Forane) of the Raleigh Deanery covering the 16 parishes of Wake and Franklin Counties.