.- A seminary in the American Southwest, which is in the midst of an expansion campaign, has welcomed a new leader. Fr. Larry Christian was named rector of Assumption Seminary, succeeding Fr. Jerry Brown.
Fr. Christian is an archdiocesan priest for San Antonio and former pastor at St. Matthewâs Catholic Church in Jourdanton, Texas.
One of Fr. Christianâs priorities is Assumption Seminaryâs $13-million expansion campaign, which will raise funds for a new residence hall.
The seminary also welcomes a new director of development. Barbara Spinner will lead the marketing and public relations for the seminaryâs endowment fund and expansion campaign.
She has served in similar fundraising positions with Father Flanaganâs Boys Town of San Antonio, Providence High School and the San Fernando Cathedral Historical Centre Foundation.
St. Johnâs/Assumption Seminary was established in 1915 to provide a bilingual priestly formation.