Fr. Larry replaces Fr. Jeremy Harrington, OFM, who completed a six-year term as Guardian in July.
Previously, Fr. Larry served as Provincial Minister of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Province based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from 2000-2009.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Fr. Larry grew up as a "military brat" stationed in many places with his parents until entering the St. John the Baptist Province minor seminary of St. Francis in Cincinnati. He made his first profession in 1967 and was ordained priest in 1974.
Throughout his years of ministry, Fr. Larry has worked in vocation ministry, parochial ministry, the Native American apostolate, social work, military chaplain (Navy - veteran of Desert Shield and Storm), and provincial leadership.
He holds a Master of Science degree in education and a Master of Divinity from St. Leonard College, the St. John the Baptist Province theologate in Dayton.
He served as President of the English Speaking Conference of the Order from 2003-2005.