Father David Pivonka, TOR, President | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Father David Pivonka, TOR, Class of 1989, Elected President of Franciscan University of Steubenville

    May 21, 2019

    STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—In a unanimous decision, the Board of Trustees of Franciscan University of Steubenville elected Father David Pivonka, TOR, as the school’s seventh president on May 21. He succeeds Father Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, who has served as president since 2013.

    “I congratulate Father David Pivonka, TOR, ’89 on his election to the presidency of Franciscan University. As Franciscan’s first alumnus president, he brings a unique array of perspective, experience, and qualifications to this role. His work as a nationally known preacher and evangelist combined with prior senior-level administrative experience at Franciscan will serve the University well. I assure Father Dave of the support and prayers of his Franciscan brothers in the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as he assumes his new duties,” said Father Malachi Van Tassell, TOR, ’93, chairman of the Board of Trustees and minister provincial of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Province of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Penance.

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  • The Ministry of the Wild Goose

    Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, launched The Ministry of the Wild Goose, which uses videos and speaking engagement to bring people into a new and deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit. 

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