Meet the Staff
Fr. David P. Uribe, OMI
Oblate Chaplain Director
Director, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Father David Uribe is the Executive Director of the Oblate Missionary Society Inc., the primary fundraising organization of the Missionary Oblates which includes the Charitable and Planned Giving Office. In addition, Fr. David also serves as the Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.
Father David was born in 1973 in Seminole, Texas and has two sisters. His parents, David and Mary Uribe, had been longtime friends of the Oblates. Father David’s Oblate journey began at the age of 14 when he entered the Oblates’ St. Anthony High School Seminary in San Antonio. At St. Anthony he discovered that, in addition to Mass and Sacraments, priests can positively affect people’s lives through many different ministries.
Father David entered the Oblate pre-novitiate program after high school, but then decided to explore career possibilities outside of religious life. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Organizational Leadership and Ethics from St. Edwards’ University in Austin, Texas.
Despite a successful career, Fr. David felt a void in his life and returned to the Oblate formation program, eventually being ordained in 2014. His first assignment was as Pilgrimage Director at the Shrine and later he served as a Associate Pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish in Houston, Texas before taking on his current ministries.
Father David said he is honored to provide a link between the Oblates and their benefactors. He takes particular pride in making sure that all of the benefactors’ prayer intentions are being fulfilled in the local Oblate community, at the shrine, and at sites around the world. In his free time, which is limited, Fr. David enjoys reading, learning about new things, and socializing with friends.
Bill Magrath, Gift Advisor
Bill Magrath has been a part of the Oblate family for more than 40 years, currently working as a Gift Advisor. In his previous positions with the Oblates, Bill had the opportunity to travel to foreign missions, capturing the Oblates’ work through his photography. After seeing firsthand the effect the Oblates were having on the people of Brazil, Bill was “hooked,” as the Oblates truly were “serving the world’s poor.” He is proud to be a part of the Oblates’ life-changing work throughout the world.
Bill is married to Linda, and together the couple have four grown children and one grandchild. He enjoys spending time with his loved ones and friends, and never misses an opportunity to travel or go fishing.
Jamie Green, Gift Advisor
Jamie Green joined the Office of Charitable and Planned Giving team in 2014, but has been part of the Oblate family for more than 30 years. She previously served as Senior Graphic Designer/Art Coordinator for the Oblates’ fundraising program in the United States. Jamie enjoys working for the Oblates because she believes in their ministry of serving the poor – and it makes her feel good to know that her work helps the Oblates make a difference in the world.
Jamie is extremely close to her family – she’s known as “Super Aunt” to her five nephews and one niece. She and her mother, Kathleen, travel the world together and look forward to future adventures. Jamie is a huge St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and enjoys golf, bingo and expressing her creative side through crafts and other arts.
Diane Green, Office of Charitable and Planned Giving Supervisor
Diane Green has been a part of the Oblate family for more than 30 years. Diane respects the Oblates for the work they do; she finds their compassion admirable. Her work is extremely rewarding, as she has the opportunity to work directly with Oblates and donors.
Diane and her husband, Jerry, have two children: Maya and Max. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Dawn Sisco-Smith, Charitable and Planned Giving Coordinator
Dawn Sisco-Smith fills the role of the Charitable and Planned Giving Coordinator. In 2014 she began working for the Missionary Oblates as a donor service representative at the Missionary Association.
Dawn is passionate about family time – with her husband Steve, children and ten grandchildren. Dawn enjoys camping, road trips, hiking, volleyball and bowling. She also volunteers with the St. Clair County Humane Society.
Lori Kelly, Stewardship Specialist
Lori began working at the Missionary Association in 1995 after serving four years in the United States Air Force. She worked as a front desk receptionist and then became the Group Leader in the Donor Services call center. Lori joined the Charitable and Planned Giving Department in July, 2018. As a Stewardship Specialist, Lori calls donors to build a deeper relationship with the Oblates. She offers prayers and a listening ear, and finds out what the donors like about the Oblates.
Lori was born and raised in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. Along with her husband and daughter, they have a small farm that includes horses, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, cats, dogs, pet rats and a hedgehog. Lori loves being with animals and understanding the circle of life.