Fr. Gregory Gresko
Fr. Gregory Gresko serves as Chaplain of the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C. as well as Associate State Chaplain for the District of Columbia Knights of Columbus. Before coming to Washington, he served as State Father Prior for the Squires and Squire Roses of the Virginia Knights of Columbus. Fr. Gresko completed his Bachelor of Science (Psychology, English) and Master of Arts in Education (Secondary English Education) at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He earned his Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology seminary degree at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant'Anselmo in Rome and his Licentiate in Sacred Theology (magna cum laude, Marriage and Family Studies) at the Pontifical Lateran University’s John Paul II Institute in Vatican City. Fr. Gresko’s licentiate dissertation was entitled "Educating to Love: Foundational Pedagogy in Light of Karol Wojtyła's Love and Responsibility". He currently is working on his doctoral thesis for the same Vatican institute, on “The Consecration of the Family to the Heart of Jesus in Light of the Pastoral Ministry of Père Mateo Crawley-Boevey, ss.cc.” Fr. Gresko has ministered to students and young adults for over 20 years in the United States and across Europe as a priest, lay missionary teacher, and musician. Fr. Gresko has written and spoken extensively in recent years on the theology of love for Inside the Vatican, Catholic Online, BeliefNet, EWTN, Catholic News Agency, and VocationBoom, as well as at many conferences and retreats for youth and young adults and at “Theology on Tap” programs in the Mid-Atlantic.