Name: Garry Richmeier
Born: Morland, Kansas
Home parish: St. Anthony Parish
Joined the Missionaries: (Year) I enrolled in Precious Blood (High School)Seminary, Liberty, MO in 1970, and was definitively incorporated in 1982
What drew you to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood?
Initially it was the camaraderie I experienced with the students and staff of the seminary. Over the years of formation, the community became like family.
What is your current assignment? I am Provincial Director of the Kansas City Province, I am sacramental minister at St. James Parish in midtown Kansas City, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist.
What is the most challenging aspect of your assignment?
Figuring out how to do administration on the Province level since my ministry so far has been working directly with people pastorally.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your assignment?
Helping people in counseling find ways to deal with, and grow through, the challenges they face.
What did you do before joining the Missionaries?
I grew up farming in western Kansas
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Socializing with friends
Aside from St. Gaspar, what are some of your favorite Saints?
John XXIII, John of the Cross, Therese
What is your favorite prayer?
What is your favorite:
Book: Cloud of Unknowing
Food: Fried Chicken
Movie: Star Trek (2009)
TV Show: Seinfeld
How much could you earn on Jeopardy?
None probably, I’m not good at coming up with answers that fast
Would you rather go skydiving or snorkeling?
Skydiving. I’ve done both