Dear Members of the Campus Community:
I am very pleased to share that Rev. Gregory Schenden, S.J. is now serving in a new role as Director of Campus Ministry. In this position, Fr. Schenden will work with me to deepen Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and guide our vibrant multi-faith campus ministry in its mission to accompany our students on their spiritual journey and to equip them to lead lives of deeper meaning, belonging and purpose.
An ordained Jesuit priest, Fr. Schenden has served as Georgetown’s senior Roman Catholic chaplain since 2014. Prior to his arrival at Georgetown, Fr. Schenden gained a variety of teaching and ministry experience at the high school and college levels, including roles at Holy Trinity Catholic Church here in Washington, D.C.; Gonzaga College High School also in D.C.; and St. Agnes Parish in San Francisco, CA.
A graduate of John Carroll University, Fr. Schenden was ordained in 2008 at Fordham University Church by His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York. Fr. Schenden earned his M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, and his M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.
Fr. Schenden shares my deep commitment to Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit mission, and many members of the Georgetown community have personal experience with his dedication to serving the pastoral and spiritual needs of students, faculty and staff.
I want to express my gratitude to the staff of Campus Ministry, the members of the Jesuit community and others across the university who have supported the discernment process leading to this appointment.
Please join me in congratulating Fr. Schenden and wishing him the very best as he begins in this new role.
Rev. Mark Bosco, S.J., Ph.D.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry