Father William Spencer

Order: 
Franciscan Friars of the Sacred Heart Province (OFM)
Jubilee year: 
50th, reception
Birthplace: 
Monroe, La.
Entrance: 
1967
Final profession: 
1971
Ordination: 
1974
Education: 

Bachelor's in psychology, Quincy College, Quincy, Ill., 1970

Master's in divinity, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, 1974

Master's in marriage and family thearapy, Northeast Louisiana University, 1986

Service in the archdiocese: 

Sabbatical, St. Louis, 1988-89

Provincial minister of the Sacred Heart Province, St. Louis, 2009-present

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Associate pastor, St. Thomas, Memphis, Tenn., 1974-79

Chaplain, Hales Franciscan High School, Chicago, 1979-82

Pastor, Little Flower Parish, Monroe, La., 1982-86

Pastor and parochial vicar, St. Jude and St. Stanislaus parishes, Cleveland, 1986-88

Director of the Franciscan Vocation Center, Oak Brook and Joliet, Ill., 1989-93

Pastor, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Shreveport, La., 1993-2001

Coordinator of Inner City Special Ministries, Ruston, La., 1993-2001

Pastor, St. Peter Church, Chicago, 2001-09