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David McCallum, SJ

Fr. David C. McCallum, SJ

Vocation Coordinator for Central New York

Fr. David McCallum, SJ (NYK) is a Jesuit priest and educator. Born in Buffalo, NY, David grew up in Rochester, NY, and attended Le Moyne College prior to entering the Jesuit order in 1990.

David’s education for ordination included a MA in philosophy from Fordham University, and both an MDiv and a Licentiate degree in theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA (now Boston College School of Theology and Ministry). His license in theology explored the connections between developmental psychology and Jesuit spirituality. In between the years of study, David taught English and Religion and directed the Christian Service Program at Canisius High School, in Buffalo, NY.

Following ordination in 2001, he was the associate pastor of St. Anthony’s Parish in Oceanside, NY, and then worked on the staff of St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset, NY, prior to beginning full time doctoral studies in 2004. During those years, David was the pastor for an Hispanic community, and also provided workshops and retreats, spiritual direction and supervision for spiritual directors. In 2008, David completed his doctorate in adult learning and leadership at Columbia University, Teachers College on the implications of adult developmental maturation for leadership capacity.

David helped to found the Jesuit Collaborative, a Tri-Province initiative that seeks to insure the ongoing availability of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. He also co-founded the Contemplative Leaders in Action program for young Catholic professionals. He presents workshops and retreats, consults to organizational change processes, and facilitates leadership development. Beginning in the fall of 2009, David assumed a new role as the special assistant to the president of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, as well as teaching leadership in the Management Division. He is also serving on the Board of Trustees at McQuaid High School in Rochester, NY.

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