Fr. William Drobach, SA

About Fr. William Drobach, SA


Born and raised in New Jersey, Father Drobach joined the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in 1982. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Seton Hall University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Washington Theological Union. He completed ecumenical studies in Buddhism at Sophia University in Tokyo from 1985-1986, while he interned at one of the Friars’ parishes in Japan. After his ordination in 1988, he served at Reconciliation Communities in Bridgeport, St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies until 1991 when he became Director of Novices at Graymoor. He served as Pastor of St. Odilia’s Parish in South Central Los Angeles, California and as Associate Pastor at Church of the Atonement in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. From 2005 through 2017, Father Bill has ministered at St. Christopher’s Inn, including as President and CEO starting in 2010.  He most recently served as the Friars’ Novice Director, overseeing their house in Assisi, Italy.


Watch Fr. Bill Drobach’s vocation story here.