On May 23, 2013 during the General Chapter of the Third Order Regular, Father Nicholas Polichnowski, T.O.R. was elected Minister General of the Order. Father Richard Davis, T.O.R., as Vicar Provincial of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus assumes the new role as Minister Provincial. Father Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R. first councilor assumes the role of Vicar-Provincial. The installation of the new Minister Provincial and Vicar Provincial took place during evening prayer on May 31, 2013 at Saint Francis Friary Chapel-Mt. Assisi, Loretto PA. Pictured left, Father Malachi, Vicar Provincial and right Father Richard, Minister Provincial.
Father Richard Davis, T.O.R. previously served as Vice-President of Community Relations at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, where he was also Local Minister of Holy Spirit Friary. He seved a number of years as Vocation Director and Postulant Director. Father Richard taught at Bishop Egan, later Conwell-Egan, High School in Fairless Hills, PA and Saint Francis Prep School in Spring Grove, PA.