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Fr. Mark G. Reamer, O.F.M., a native of New Jersey, arrived back at his alma mater in August 2014 to serve as Guardian (servant leader) of the Friar Community and Mission Officer of the College. Before returning to Siena he was Pastor of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, North Carolina, 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 Doctorate of Ministry 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 Chaplain for the Colonie Police Department. 

In addition to his responsibilities at Siena College, Fr. Mark enjoys pastoral outreach at local parishes including as chaplain to Catholic Central High School in Troy, N.Y. and at the request of the bishop, serves as Mentor for the newly (5 years and less) ordained priests of the Diocese of Albany. In 2016 he was elected a member of the Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Albany, and in 2017 appointed an Episcopal Vicar of diocese.

Degree Program University
Certificate Franciscan Studies University of St. Francis
D. Min. Pastoral Leadership Duke University
M.Div. Theology Washington Theological Union
Certificate Religious Telecommunications University of Dayton
B.A. Religious Studies Education Siena College

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2019 - Now Lecturer in Management Siena College
2019 - Now Vice-President for Mission Siena College
2014 - 2019 Assistant to the President for Franciscan Mission Siena College
2014 - Now Guardian St. Bernadine of Siena Friary