2010 – 2011 Term
2011 – 2013 Term
Rev. Brett C. Hoover, CSP
Rev. William A. Clark, SJ
Rev. Brett C. Hoover, CSP (2010 – 2011)
Brett C. Hoover spent the 2010-2011 academic year as the first of two Visiting Research Faculty at Loyola University Chicago. He currently teaches practical theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He received a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Dr. Hoover is a Paulist priest, having served several multicultural parishes across the United States. He founded the internet ministry for young seekers, Busted-Halo.com. Dr. Hoover’s first article informed by his INSPIRE research at Loyola University Chicago is called “When Work Culture and Ministry Collide,” and was published in the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Seminary Journal.
- “When Work Culture and Ministry Collide: Effective Interdependent Ministry in Chicago Parishes,” National Catholic Educational Association Seminary Journal (August, 2011).
- “God‘s Scattered Children: Local Theologies of Mission from a Parish Shared by Mexican Immigrants and Euro-Americans in the U.S. Midwest, Local Ecclesiologies in Dialogue,” International Conference, Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA, 2011.
- Comfort: An Atlas for the Body and Soul, New York: Riverhead, 2011.
- “Memory and Ministry: Young Adult Nostalgia, Immigrant Amnesia,” New Theology Review 23, no. 1 (February 2010): 58-67.
Rev. William A. Clark, SJ (2011 – 2013)
William A. Clark is a priest of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He holds a Doctorate of Sacred Theology (STD) in systematics from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. His work in ecclesiology has focused on the role of local church communities in the authority of the Church. He lectures widely on local community and the role of the laity in the Church, and is regularly involved in parish pastoral ministry and retreat direction in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. He currently holds a Visiting Research Professor position at the Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS) during the 2011-2013 academic years. Rev. Clark is researching collaborative pastoral leadership, as expressed during the tenure of INSPIRE in the Archdiocese of Chicago, toward an ecclesiology of Catholic parish.
- “Save Our Church!– Resistance to Parish Restructuring as Practical Ecclesiology,” in Muldoon, Tim, ed., Catholic Identity and the Laity, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2009.
- A Voice of Their Own: The Authority of the Local Parish, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2005.
- Authority and Intimacy: The Local Community as Foundational for the Universal Church, STD Dissertation, Weston (Cambridge, MA) 2001.
We are able to come together to address areas of concern and need and come to consensus on the best way to meet them. So, not only do we as a staff benefit, but so does our twelve-thousand-member congregation.
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