Instructor, Theology Department
Drct for Pastoral Studies, Theology Department
Phone: 814-871-5495
Office: PC 3206A
glover001@gannon.edu

  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Service

Biography

I was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Diocese of Erie at Saint Peter's Cathedral by Bishop Donald Trautman on June 7, 2002.  After three years of wide and varied ministry at Notre Dame Church in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, I was assigned to continue my advanced theological studies at Saint Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland.  After completing my Licence in Sacred Theology (STL) in 2007, the bishop assigned me to teach and reside at Gannon University.

As an instructor in the Department of Theology, I have the privilege of interacting with our students in the formal classroom setting.  As a resident-priest living on campus, I also have the unique opportunity to be immersed in the daily life of our student community in a far more casual way.  Outside of the classroom, I can often be spotted almost everywhere on campus, including our sporting events, fraternity/sorority functions, and faith-sharing gatherings organized by students.

I am an avid reader and traveler.  I enjoy any type of athletic competition and am a diehard fan of the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins, and The Ohio State Buckeyes.  I am frequently seen around campus with Drake, my 3-year old black lab (and "unofficial" mascot of Gannon), and I also a keeper of saltwater fish aquariums.  I am proud of my German heritage and celebrate it, in part, through my hobbies of cooking and homebrewing.  I enjoy most all music (except country and rap), with the Dave Matthews Band topping my charts.  I was addicted to House, and now find The Big Bang Theory one of the most entertaining commedy series on television.

Of all of these joys and pleasures of life, my first and true love is my priesthood.  I love being a priest and strive everyday to bring others to Christ.

Courses Taught

  • Sacred Scripture (LTHE-121)
  • Catholic Tradition (LTHE-223)
  • Theology of Moral Responsibility (LTHE-227)
  • Faith, Revelation, and Theology (THEO-240)
  • Jesus Christ:  Yesterday, Today, and Forever (THEO-342)
  • Contemporary Problem in Moral Theology (THEO-350)
  • Theology of Jesus Christ (GPAST-620)
  • Theology of the Church (GPAST-630)

Educational History

  • Gannon University, Erie, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1998
  • Saint Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, Bachelor of Arts in Theology, 2002
  • Saint Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, Master of Divinity, 2002
  • Saint Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, License in Sacred Theology ("The Nature and Theology of a Pastoral Instruction as Applied to the American Political Context"), 2007

Professional Experience

  • Transitional Deacon, Saint Patrick Church, Franklin, PA (2001-2002)
  • Parochial Vicar, Notre Dame Church, Hermitage, PA (2002-2004)
  • Parish Administrator, Notre Dame Church, Hermitage, PA (2004-2005)
  • Continuing Theological Studies, Saint Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD (2005-2007)            
  • Instructor, Department of Theology, Gannon University, Erie, PA (2007-present)
  • Catholic Chaplain, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA (2009-present)
  • Director, Graduate Program of Pastoral Studies, Gannon University, Erie, PA (2011-present)

Service

  • Faculty Advisor, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity
  • Head Coach, Gannon University Ice Hockey Team
  • Member, Hall of Fame Committee
  • Member, Student Conduct Review Board