About Us
Most Rev. Fr. Bob Johnnene OFM

Rev. Fr. Bob Johnnene OFM is the founder of the Ecumenical Order Franciscans of Mercy &
in 2004, also founded Mission Saints Sergius & Bacchus, an all-inclusive, welcoming &
affirming Independent Catholic ministry for ALL God's children, especially those who feel
unwanted, rejected or alienated for any reason, to let them know God loves them exactly as
He created them & that He desires them to fully partake of their Baptismal rights in the
Mystical Body of Christ, the Universal Church & experience all the gifts which God bestows
upon them. All applicants, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status
are welcome to pursue a vocation with this Order if they feel called by the Holy Spirit & have
discerned a life-long path inside the sibling hood of this spiritual family of companions. All
ages 18+ are welcome as well as those who aspire to the lay Third Order.
Friar Paul Meyers OFM is the semi-retired former pastor
of St. Anthony Hermitage in Kennesaw, GA, is the Novice
Master of the Order Franciscans of Mercy and has been a
Franciscan for 52  years .
Sister Tanya Duval OFM is a Third Order Eucharistic Minister
serving nursing homes in New England. Sr. Tanya mainly
counsels LGBTQ youth with an emphasis on trans gender teens
in the Worcester Southbridge region of Massachusetts. She also
weekly assists Fr. Bob in the nursing home ministries.