TEMENOS CATHOLIC WORKER is a not-for-profit ministry supported by the workers themselves, local churches and concerned individuals. All donations go to serve those in need. "Overhead" costs (printing, mailing, etc.) are kept to an absolute minimum and, whenever possible, underwritten by specific designated gifts. Temenos Catholic Worker is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
Volunteers are welcome; urban retreats and other services are provided. Workers provide for their own basic needs and give the remainder of their income to the Worker ministry for those we serve.
Father River Damien Sims is director/pastor of Temenos Catholic Worker. He holds a BGS from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, a Doctor of Sacred Theology degree from International Reformed University, Orange County, California, certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from the University of California, a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Vincentian Renewal Center, and is a candidate for a Doctor of Ministry degree at John Knox Seminary, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Fr. River was ordained a priest in the Evangelical Anglican Church of the Americas in 1995 and consecrated the Bishop of the Society of Franciscan Worker in 2007.
Ongoing needs of our ministry include:
- Financial support
- Clothing, socks, underwear, jeans