IAUSA Administration

Rev. Brendan McBride

Irish Apostolate USA
c/o Irish Immigration Pastoral Center
5340 Geary Blvd., Suite 206
San Francisco, CA 94121

Telephone: 415-752-6006
Fax: 415-752-6910

Fr. Brendan McBride, a native of Donegal, has been in San Francisco since 1996. Fr. Brendan has widely traveled throughout his vocation. Having studied at the Irish College in Rome for six years, he went to Coventry, England to work as an Immigrant Chaplain for seven years. During this period, he also spent time in Birmingham and London.

He returned to Ireland for a short while where he taught English & Religion in the Technical School in Loughanure, Co. Donegal. His next stint abroad was in the Brooklyn and Queens areas of New York, again as Immigrant Chaplain to the huge number of Irish residents there.

Following another stay in Ireland, Fr. Brendan came to San Francisco in 1996 to form and head up the Irish Immigration Pastoral Center (IIPC).  The IIPC is now a thriving center serving the Irish community in the Bay Area and beyond.


Kristopher Keating
National Coordinator

Irish Apostolate USA
2500 E. Cary St. #220
Richmond, VA 23223

Telephone: 860-250-4792

Kristopher joins our team after having worked in nonprofit leadership roles for several organizations over the past 18 years. Much of his work has been in international humanitarian aid and immigrant/refugee care.
Kristopher lives in downtown Richmond, Virginia. He has a Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University and an Master’s in Interactive Communication and Digital Media from Quinnipiac University. He recently completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in the Psychology of Education and Technology and  is now working to complete a dissertation.
Kristopher is an ordained Methodist minister who loves teaching, public speaking, food and making silver jewelry. He has offended people on four different continents with his terrible Karaoke skills.