Fr. Carl Joseph Markelz, O.Carm., Bursar General
Fr. Carl was born in Joliet, IL, USA on 16 August 1962. He attended Joliet Catholic High School, administered by the Carmelites. After graduating from Loyola University of Chicago, he entered the Carmelites and did his novitiate in Middletown, NY. Taught two years on internship at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago and lived in community at St. Gelasius Parish. He professed his solemn vows in Washington, DC in 1989. After studying Theology at the Washington Theological Union, he was ordained in 1991. He then lived in community and ministered at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, CA. During that time, he studied school leadership and administration at the University of San Francisco, and became the Principal and President of Mount Carmel High School, Chicago, in 1996 and continued living in community and ministering there for 15 years. In 2011, he was elected Provincial of the PCM Province.
At the 2013 General Chapter, was elected Bursar General of the Order to serve for six year term 2013-2019, and is honored and humbled to serve the members of the Carmelite Family.