Fr. Kevin E. Mackin, OFM, a member of the Franciscan community at St. Anthony’s Friary in St. Petersburg, Fla., serves at St. Raphael Catholic Church.
A priest in the Order of Friars Minor, Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, Fr. Kevin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He served at Siena College in the 1970s as an assistant and associate professor and chair of religious studies. In 1982, he was appointed president-rector of Christ the King Seminary, a graduate theological school in East Aurora, N.Y. He was assigned in 1988 to direct development/public relations for his Franciscan Province. From 1996 to 2007, he was president of Siena College and is President Emeritus. While president of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y., from 2008-2014, he also served as Professor of Religious Studies. He has taught Christian Theological Tradition, Catholic Tradition, Intro to Biblical Studies, Modern Search for Jesus, Contemporary Catholic Thought, Contemporary Protestant Thought, and The Gospels. He has also published numerous articles and books including A Spirituality for Sunday People (WestBow Press, 2017).
Fr. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Bonaventure University, a master’s in history from Siena College, and credentials from Catholic University of America including a doctorate in sacred theology cum laude.