Ordained for the Diocese of Savannah in 1977, Msgr. Schreck has a notable career in priestly formation and wide experience in seminary administration. Following his ordination, he served for five years (1978-1983) as Parochial Vicar at Saint James Parish in Savannah. From 1983 to 1986 and 1991 to 1993, he served at Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL, where he was Associate Professor, Professor and Academic Dean. In 1993, Msgr. Schreck began teaching at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, where he was also Vice Rector for many years.
In 2007, Msgr. Schreck joined the faculty of the Pontifical College Josephinum as a Professor of Sacred Scripture and as Executive Director of the Institute for the Formation and Ministry of the Permanent Diaconate, the seminary’s distance learning program for permanent deacons. Three years later, in April 2010, he was appointed Executive Vice President of the Josephinum and was responsible for the temporal concerns of the institution, working closely with the Treasurer and with the Vice Rectors of the College of Liberal Arts and School of Theology. He was appointed Rector/President of the Pontifical College Josephinum on July 1, 2012 and served in this position until June 30, 2019.
On July 1, 2020, Monsignor Schreck became the pastor of St. William on St. Simons Island.