V. Rev. David Pratt, Ph.D.: Orthodox Christian Chaplaincy Director

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V. Rev. David Pratt, Ph.D

Dear Members of the Georgetown Community,

We are pleased to announce the appointment of the V. Rev. David Pratt, Ph.D. as Georgetown’s Orthodox Christian chaplaincy director. In addition to this role, he will serve as a residential minister in Reynolds Hall. Fr. Pratt joins us from St. Martin’s University in Washington, where he held the position of associate professor of philosophy for the past ten years, and from New York Theological Seminary, where he held the position of sessional professor of pastoral practice for the past three.

An archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, Fr. Pratt brings extensive pastoral experience. For 23 years he served as a chaplain and ethicist in the United States Armed Forces, including positions in the Marine Corps, Navy and Air National Guard. He also previously served as rector of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Corpus Christi, TX.

Fr. Pratt holds a Ph.D. in comparative ethics from the University of Louvain, an S.T.L. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, an M.Div. from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and both bachelors and masters degrees from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at Berkeley.

We are grateful to the search committee of students, faculty and staff who thoughtfully supported this effort. I am also deeply appreciative of the support of the V. Rev. John Vitko, chancellor of the Washington archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America, who served as interim chaplain for the 2017-18 academic year.

Please join us in welcoming Fr. Pratt to Georgetown.

Sincerely,
Rev. Mark Bosco, S.J., Ph.D.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Rev. Gregory Schenden, S.J.
Director of Campus Ministry

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