Our Leadership

The Order is governed by Superiors, and a Consistory of nine, both lay and clergy. During the Annual Retreat, the gathering convenes as a synod to address issues of mission, organization, and finance.


The Rev. Dr. Robert Gross, OCC

Elyria, Ohio

The Abbot serves as the Spiritual Leader and Chief Shepherd for the Order, responsible for the vision and mission of the Order and the well being of the community. Br. Bob was elected to a five year term as Abbot during the Order’s 2012 retreat in New Baltimore, Pennsylvania.



To be filled at the 2017 Retreat

The Prior serves as the Counselor to the Abbot and is responsible for much of the spiritual and liturgical education and resources for the Order and the spiritual formation of Novices.



Brother Eric Ryniker

The Steward is the keeper of the Order's finances and fiscal records, fiscal advisor to the Abbot, and scribe of meetings and gatherings of the Order.