Consultant & Missionary

Paulist Father John Hurley is a native New Yorker, raised in Manhattan, the Bronx and Huntington, Long Island.  He entered the Paulists in 1970 and was ordained in 1977 by Servant of God, Terence Cardinal Cooke.
  He graduated with a BA in Religious Education from the Catholic University of America, a Master of Divinity degree from the Washington Theological Union and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.  

During his first assignment he founded the Paulist Center for Catholic Evangelization in Portland, Oregon in 1979.  His other community assignments include pastor of historic Old St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, Administrator of St. Austin’s Church in Austin, Texas, Executive Director of Financial Development, Director of Paulist Reconciliation Ministries, Coordinator of Strategic Planning and over twenty years of service on the Paulist General Council.  

He has also taken the Paulist charism to serve the Church across the United States and beyond. He is the former Executive Director for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Evangelization, where he served for almost nine years, the National Pastoral Life Center in New York City and from 2010-2014, the newly established Department of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. While in Baltimore, he co-chaired the first three Mid-Atlantic Congresses for Catholic Leaders. He also served as a consultant to the US Bishops' Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis from 2008-2014.

Since May 2014, Fr. Hurley is launching New Evangelization Strategies. This national Paulist ministry, based at Old Saint Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, will assist Pastoral Leaders, Councils and Staffs and Catholic ministries in creating a new paradigm for the sake of the mission entrusted to the Church and us as Jesus’ disciples. He served as an instructor in the Academy of Church Leadership at Santa Clara University from 2014-2017 and is a member of the Catholic Leadership 360 team for the Leadership Roundtable. 

Fr. Hurley has given keynote addresses, workshops, parish missions and retreats in over 100 dioceses across the United States and in many cases more than once and he continues to speak on evangelization before parish, diocesan and national Church leadership.  During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Fr. Hurley was commissioned by Pope Francis to be a Missionary of Mercy which was renewed after the Jubilee Year.  In addition to all of his national and regional ministry, Fr. Hurley serves as Vicar for Evangelization in the Diocese of San Jose and continues as Coordinator for the Diocese of San Diego Synod Office. .

RESUME                                              PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Born in New York City (Manhattan)
Raised in Manhattan, Bronx and Huntington, New York
Professed as a member of the Paulists, September 11, 1971
Ordained priest by Terence Cardinal Cooke in New York City, May 14, 1977

      EDUCATION

Academic:
Graduated 1983, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA                  Degree - Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
Graduated 1978, Washington Theological Union, Washington, D.C.     Degree - Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Graduated 1973, Catholic University, Washington, D.C.                      Degree - Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education  (B.A.)
Graduated 1970, St. Joseph College of Florida, Jensen Beach, FL        Degree - Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Professional:
Certified Facilitator, Leadership 360, Center for Creative Leadership
Certified Consultant, Catholic Standards of Excellence, Leadership Roundtable on Church Management

                                                                                           MINISTRIES

2017                Vicar for Evangelization, Diocese of San Jose

2014 -             Consultant and Missionary with New Evangelization Strategies, San Francisco, California            

2010 - 2014     Executive Director, Department of Evangelization, Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland

2009 - 2010     Administrator, St. Austin Catholic Paris, Austin, Texas

2007 - 2009     Executive Director, National Pastoral Life Center,  New York City

2006 - 2007     Founding Director, Paulist North American Office for Reconciliation, Washington, DC
2005 - 2006     Special Assistant to the Paulist President for Strategic Planning, New York City
1997 - 2005     Executive Director, Secretariat for Evangelization, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC
1991 - 1997     Pastor / Superior, Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral-The Paulist Fathers,San Francisco, California
1984 - 1991     Executive Director for Financial Development - The Paulist Fathers, New York
1978 - 1984     Founding Director, the Paulist Center for Evangelization, Portland, Oregon
1977 - 1980     Associate Pastor, St. Philip Neri Church, Portland, Oregon
1976 - 1977     Deacon, St. Philip Neri  Church, Portland, Oregon

 ACTIVITIES
 
Present:
2016-              Synod Coordinator for the Diocese of San Diego
2016 -             Catholic Leadership 360 team member of the Leadership Roundtable
2014 -             Adjunct faculty member, Academy of Church Leadership, Santa Clara University
2010 -             Member, Paulist Reconciliation Ministries Board and Landings International Advisory Committee
2010 -             Member, National Conference of Catechetical Leadership
2007 -             Member, National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management
           
Past:
2014 - 2016    Consultant, Diocese of San Jose, Office of Evangelization
2010 - 2014    Co-chair, Mid-Atlantic Congress for Catholic Leaders
2002 - 2010    Member, Paulist General Council
1991 - 2010    Member, Paulist Board of Financial Development
2008 - 2014    Consultant, USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis
2006 - 2009    Coordinator, Paulist Capital Campaign
2006 - 2007    Member, Paulist Strategic Planning Committee
2003 - 2005    Founding Chairman, Paulist Board for Financial Development
2000 - 2005    Coordinator, U.S. Commission on Catholic Evangelization
1998 - 2004    Consultant, USCCB Department of Education, Committee on Catechesis
1997 -2002     Founding Chairman, Paulist Media Works Board of Directors              
1997 - 2001    Consultant, USCCB Secretariat for the Jubilee 2000
1987 - 1997    Member, National Society of Fund Raising Executives
1986 - 1998    Member, Paulist General Council
1984 - 1997    Member, National Catholic Development Conference  
1991 - 1997    Chair, San Francisco Interfaith Council, Seismic Safety Committee
1985 - 1995    Charter Member, National Planned Giving Association
1990 - 1995    Member, Board of Directors, National Catholic Development Conference
1992 - 1995    Member, Priests’ Council; Archdiocese of San Francisco
1993 - 1994    Chair, Seismic Safety Retrofit Program Board, City and County of San Francisco
1991 - 1997    Founding Member, San Francisco Interfaith Council, Board of Directors
1991 - 1992    Member, Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Committee, Archdiocese of San Francisco
1991 - 1992    Chair, Annual NCDC Convention in Atlanta, National Catholic Development Conference
1988 - 1991    First President, Graduate Association, Washington Theological Union
1986 - 1988    Member, Paulist Media Concerns Committee
1978 - 1984    Member, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
1978 - 1982    Member, Adult Education Committee; Archdiocese of Portland