ST Gregory

St. Gregory the Great

Deacon Dave Shea

David Shea has been a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, for almost 24 years. He was ordained by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk in September 1998.  He retired as the Associate Professor of Homiletics at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary where he taught for 17 years. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Management, an M.A. in Religion from the Athenaeum of Ohio, and a Doctorate in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology at St. Louis University. David joined the seminary faculty in 2002 after a thirty-year career in business where he held various sales and marketing management positions. He served as President of two small high-technology distribution and engineering companies before leaving industry and transitioning to the faculty at Mount St. Mary’s. He is a member of the Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics (CATH). David has been married to Jan for 53 years. He enjoys photography, travel, baseball, time with friends and family, especially time with his three grandchildren—Aidan, Liam, and Isis. Deacon David continues to teach homiletics in deacon formation programs in our Archdiocese and in other dioceses around the country. He also conducts parish formation programs and holds marriage and liturgical ministry workshops for parishes throughout the Archdiocese.