Franciscan School of Theology

Corporate Title and Governance

The Franciscan School of Theology is owned and operated by the Province of St. Barbara of the Order of Friars Minor. The School has a curricular and service agreement with the University of San Diego (USD), a private Catholic institution of higher learning. 

The School is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of eight friars of the Province of St. Barbara, and by a Board of Regents made up of lay and religious members.

Board of Trustees

Very Rev. David Gaa, OFM, Chair
Fr. Martin Ibarra, OFM, Vice Chair
Fr. Thomas West, OFM, Secretary

Fr. Garrett Galvin, OFM
Fr. Anthony Garibaldi, OFM
Bro. John Gutierrez, OFM
Fr. Daniel Lackie, OFM
Fr. William Minkel, OFM
Fr. Joseph Schwab, OFM

Board of Regents

Dr. Dennis Galligani, Chair
Mr. Thomas Peterson, Vice Chair


Fr. Joseph Chinnici, OFM
Very Rev. David Gaa, OFM
Ms. Gwen Hillis
Col. Daniel Herbert
Fr. Tommy King, OFM
Ms. Betsy Manchester
Mr. Emmet Monaghan
Dr. Karl Pister
Mr. Gery Short
Mr. Clark Stanton
Mr. Herb Tasker
Mr. Kenneth Thomas
Br. Keith Warner, OFM