V. Rev. Brian F. Terry, SA

About V. Rev. Brian F. Terry, SA

Minister General

Elected in 2014 then re-elected in 2019, current Minister General V. Rev. Brian F. Terry, SA has been Novice Director in Assisi for the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement since 2005. A native of Washington, DC, he received his habit in 1989. Father Terry was ordained to the priesthood in 1997. He had earned his B.A. in Psychology and Theater from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and began his theological studies at Pontificia Università Gregoriana. At the Pontificio Ateneo Sant’Anselmo, he completed his license and doctorate in Sacramental Theology with an interdisciplinary study on the psychology and theology of dialogue in the Rite of Penance.

In addition to his present work with friars in formation, he is an invited professor of Ecumenism at the Angelicum, Rome. He began his ministerial life as a Youth Minister at St. Luke’s Parish, McLean, Virginia, before entering the Order. In 2015, he celebrated his Silver Jubilee as a Friar of the Atonement. In August of 2016, he was installed as President of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men USA, for a term of two years.


Watch Fr. Brian Terry’s vocation story here.