Very Reverend James A. Wehner, S.T.D.

Very Reverend James A. Wehner, S.T.D.


Father Wehner was appointed Rector/President of Notre Dame Seminary by Archbishop Gregory Aymond on July 1, 2012. Father Wehner was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1995. After completing doctoral studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Father Wehner served as Rector of Saint Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh, for six years. He also served as diocesan director for evangelization, the permanent diaconate, vocations, and clergy and ministerial formation. Father Wehner served as adjunct professor of theology at Duquesne University and as a Trustee for Carlow University. Father Wehner served as Pastor of Saint Thomas More Parish in 2008-2009. The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education appointed Father Wehner Rector/President of the Pontifical College Josephinum in Spring 2009. Father Wehner’s appointment to Notre Dame Seminary is for five years.

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