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. Father Wehner completed his first term as rector in June 2017. The Chancellor, after consultation with the Board of Trustees, appointed Father Wehner to another five year term which was effective July 1, 2017.


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