Visiting Faculty


Patricia Hughes Baumer & Fred Baumer  

Patricia Hughes Baumer & Fred Baumer

Co-Founders, Partners in Preaching.

Patricia: B.A., Ursuline College, 1969; M.Div, Jesuit School of Theology, Chicago, 1977.

Fred: B.A., University of Dayton, 1967; MA, 1969; MFA, The Catholic University of America, 1972; Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1985.

Recent courses taught: Homiletics (Summer 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Fall 2008)

Partners in Preaching Web site


Fr. John Burkhard, OFM Conv  

John J. Burkhard, OFM Conv

Associate Professor, Department of Systematic and Moral Theology, Washington Theological Union, Washington, DC.

B.A., St. Hyacinth College and Seminary, Granby, Massachusetts, 1963; S.T.L., Collegium Canisianum, Innsbruck, Austria, 1967; Dr ès Sc Rel Université des Sciences Humaines, Strasbourg, France, 1972.

Recent courses taught: Christology (Summer 2008)


Fr. J. Michael Byron  

J. Michael Byron

Associate Professor of Theology, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.

B.A., St. John's University, 1981; M.Div., The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, 1988; S.T.L., Weston Jesuit School of Theology, 1999; S.T.D., 2001.

Recent courses taught: Christology (Summer 2011, Summer 2010), Ecclesiology (Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Summer 2009, Spring 2009), Christ and the Religions (Fall 2009)


Fr. Luke Dysinger, OSB  

Luke Dysinger, OSB

Assistant Professor of Church History and Moral Theology, St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, California.

A.B., University of Southern California, 1974; M.D., University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1978; Internship, Internal Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 1979; University Certificate, Theology, Oxford University, 1985; D.Phil., Theology (Patristics), Oxford University, 2000.

Recent courses taught: Reading the Wounded Soul:
Spiritual Guidance in Evagrius Ponticus and John Cassian (Summer 2010), Patristics (Spring 2010), Christian Asceticism (Summer 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2009), Monastic Spiritual Theology (Spring 2012, Summer 2008).

Fr. Dysinger's faculty page at St. John's Seminary


Rev. Maxwell Johnson  

Maxwell Johnson

Professor of Liturgical Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.

B.A., Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 1974; M.Div., Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA, 1978; M.A., School of Theology, Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN, 1982; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1989; Ph.D., 1992.

Recent courses taught: Mary in Doxology, Devotion, and Doctrine (Summer 2010), History and Sources of the Liturgy (Summer 2009), Rites of Christian Initiation (Summer 2011, Summer 2008).

Rev. Johnson's faculty page at Notre Dame


Christian McConnell  

Christian McConnell

Assistant Professor & Director of Basic Degree Programs, Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto.

B.A., Carleton College, 1990; B.Th., St. Paul University, Ottawa, 1993; M.A., Saint John's School of Theology·Seminary, 1996; PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2003.

Recent courses taught: Liturgical Year (Summer 2009), Eucharistic Liturgy and Theology (Summer 2008).

Dr. McConnell's faculty page at the University of Toronto


James McConville  

James McConville

Pastor, The Church of St. Mary, Shakopee, Minnesota

B.A., University of St. Thomas, 1986; M.Div., Saint Paul Seminary, 1990; J.C.L., Catholic University of America, 2006.

Recent courses taught: Introduction to Ecclesial Law (Fall 2010, Spring 2009).


Greg Peters  

Greg Peters

Associate Professor of Medieval and Spiritual Theology,

Biola University, La Mirada, California.

B.S., Philadelphia Biblical University, 1994; M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1996; M.A., Saint John's School of Theology·Seminary, 1999; Ph.D., University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Canada, 2003.

Recent courses taught: Medieval Monastic Spirituality (Spring 2013, Fall 2010, Fall 2007), Monasticism in the British Isles (Fall 2009).

Rev. Peters' Web site at Biola University


Rev. Gary Reierson  

Gary Reierson

President, Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches

B.A., University of Minnesota, 1977; M.Div., United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, 1978; D.Min., 1986.

Recent courses taught: Social Ministry (Fall 2012, Fall 2010, Fall 2008).

Rev. Reierson's Web site


Johan van Parys  

Johan van Parys

Director of Liturgy and Sacred Arts, The Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN

Ph.L., Archeology and Art History, Catholic University of Louvain, 1983; M.A. Theology, 1989; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1995.

Recent courses taught: Liturgical Year (Summer 2012),  Rites of Vocation (Fall 2012),  Liturgical Presidency (Spring 2012), Pastoral Liturgy I (Spring 2011, Spring 2009), Pastoral Liturgy II (Summer 2008).