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Father Drake McCalister, MA

Father Drake McCalister is the Coordinator of Catechetical Practicum for the Office of Catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville and parochial vicar at Holy Family Parish. In addition to his work at Franciscan and assisting at the parish, Father Drake assists with RCIA, youth ministry, teaching, as well as writing and speaking. Previously, Father Drake was a Pentecostal pastor in the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel for thirteen years (1991-2004) and after five years of study, prayer and reluctance, he resigned his pastorate and brought his wonderful wife and three daughters (now five) home to the Catholic Church on December 12, 2004, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Fr. Drake was ordained to the priesthood on December 21, 2019. To learn more about how this is possible visit

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