Monsignor Christopher J. Schreck is a priest of the Diocese of Savannah and since 2012 serves as 16th Rector/President of the Pontifical College Josephinum, as well as Professor of Sacred Scripture in the School of Theology. In 2007, he joined the Josephinum’s faculty and served as founding Executive Director of the Pontifical College Josephinum’s Institute for Formation and Ministry of the Permanent Diaconate (2007-2012), and likewise served as Vice President for the Development ad Alumni Relations (2008-2010), Director of Pastoral Formation (2009-2010), and Executive Vice President (2010-2012).
Ordained in 1977 for the Diocese of Savannah, he served five years as Associate pastor at Saint James Church in Savannah, Georgia (1978-1983), and has devoted more than thirty years to seminary education and administration; first, as Academic Dean, Associate Professor, and Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Regional Seminary of St. Vincent de Paul, Boynton Beach, Florida (1983-1986; 1990-1993); and subsequently, as Professor of Sacred Scripture and Vice Rector at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1993-2007).
Monsignor Schreck received his undergraduate A.B in Classical Studies from the College of William and Mary in Virginia (1973); his graduate S.T.B. (Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy (1976); his S.S.L. (Licentiate in Sacred Scripture) from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy (9178); and his Ph.D./S.T.D. (Doctorate in Sacred Theology, with a concentration in Sacred Scripture) from the Catholic University of Leuven, Louvain, Belgium (1990/1991).
Since 1978, Monsignor Schreck has taught and given conferences and workshops in pre-ordination and post ordination formation programs for permanent deacons and continuing formation programs for priests in numerous (arch)dioceses (e.g., Savannah, Miami, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Camden, Columbus, Covington, Allentown, Scranton, Harrisburg, palm Beach, Saint Augustine, Providence, Birmingham, Burlington).
On July 1, 2020, Monsignor Schreck became the pastor of St. William on St. Simons Island.