The General Chapter of the Spiritans, meeting in Bagamoyo, Tanzania since 3 October, has elected as General Assistant, on 21 October 2021, Fr. Jeffrey Duaime. Fr. Jeffrey Duaime is the Provincial Superior of the United States.
Fr. Jeffrey Duaime was born in the United States in 1958. He made his perpetual religious profession in 1985 and was ordained a priest in 1986.
He began his missionary life in Haïti in pastoral ministry. He then moved to the United States where he worked for eleven years in parish ministry and another eleven years in pastoral education ministry. He was also in charge of the vocation office and a Provincial Councilor. He was elected Provincial Superior of the United States in 2008, a position he still holds today.
Welcomed by the Chapter Assembly, Fr. Jeffrey Duaime will have the task of collaborating with Fr. Alain Mayama on the General Council in the animation of the more than 2,500 Spiritan missionaries working in over 60 countries on five continents.