Rev. Gerard Luttenberger, C.M.
Executive Vice President for Mission Rev. Gerard Luttenberger, C.M., brings to the position a long and illustrious career in both Catholic and Vincentian formation. He graduated from the Vincentian Mary Immaculate Seminary in Northampton, PA, with both baccalaureate and Master of Divinity degrees and went on to earn both S.T.L. and S.T.D. degrees in theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He later earned a Master of Christian Spirituality degree at Creighton University.
Following ordination, he began what has been his life's work in education, first at his own alma mater, Mary Immaculate Seminary, and subsequently at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington on Long Island. An authority on both systematic and moral theology, he has authored numerous articles and books including Who Do You Say That I Am? An Introduction to Christology in the Gospels and Early Church, which has become a significant work in the field of Christology.
Besides being a strong academician, Fr. Luttenberger has held a variety of administrative positions. He has served as Director of Spiritual Formation and Religious Superior for the House of Formation for Vincentian seminarians and as Provincial Director of the Daughters of Charity of the former Northeast Province of the United States. He has also been involved in retreat work for the Daughters of Charity, Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, priests of the Diocese of Scranton, PA and Vincentians of the Western Province. Fr. Luttenberger served on the Board of Trustees of Niagara University from 1985 to 2003 and has also been a member of the St. John's Board of Trustees and its Academic Affairs, Investment and Personnel Committees.