Conference Speakers

Brother Ray Stadmeyer, OSM, Cap.

Br. Ray received his BA in Psychology from St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York and has worked in different social service agencies serving different populations from youth to the elderly. He entered the Capuchin Franciscan Order in 1990 and received a Master in Divinity degree from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago in 1997. His work has been mostly in the inner city of Detroit and has been involved in ministry through the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. His present ministry is with returning citizens and/or those who have completed substance abuse treatment. Br. Ray and the men have begun a social enterprise called On the Rise Bakery/Café on the east side of Detroit. The residential program assists men in receiving training in the baking industry as well as the life skills necessary to be a productive member of the community. In addition, he is currently Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish and Nativity of our Lord Parish on the east side of Detroit.