Career Services

“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” 1 Cor. 12:7

God has called you. You have answered. Do you have a missional plan? CTU’s Career Services Office can help.


The goal of the CTU’s Pathways in Professional Ministry program is to support the transformation of CTU students’ vocations, as evidenced by their charisms, talents, and aptitudes, into fully actualized, marketable skills for pastoral leadership in the Church (ad intra) as well as outside the Church (ad extra). The program also offers skills training for missional careers in the nonprofit and business sectors. The services are available to all current students, whether on an ordination track, religious or lay.  Alumni are welcome to access the resources as they transition during their ministry careers and are invited to mentor and coach current students.
The aspirational goal is to help students’ career planning such that every student will have a paid ministry placement waiting for them prior to graduation or be better skilled to provide pastoral leadership in their desired  ministry.  The Career Services program is guided by a Spirit-inspired mission culture of career readiness.

Career Services Basic Training for Impactful Ministry

Career Planning: Assembling research and artifacts to aid in discerning one’s ministerial vocation and career options.

Assessment Tools: Self-assessments to identify and validate aptitudes and skills.

The Resume: How to write a compelling resume and cover letters that tells your story.

LinkedIn: How to use social media to proclaim the Good News and build a network.

Job Search: How to find the right ministry placement for you.

Skills Workshops: Basic business and non-profit mission-oriented skills.

Ready to get started? Explore your ministry options or next career move. 

Contact to schedule an appointment.  Or reach out directly to one of our career services team: 

Herb Quinde at or Gerald Doyle at


Job Postings

Consult Current Jobs

Stay updated and view recent postings for ministry related job opportunities in the Chicagoland area and beyond.


Inspiring CTU Alumni

On the occasion of Catholic Theological Union’s 51st Anniversary, it is a wonderful moment to reflect on and recognize the incredible contributions that have been made and continue to be made by those who have graduated from CTU.

Highlighting the work that our alumni do is a vital part of telling the CTU story, and we want to ensure we learn the stories of CTU alumni from all corners of the globe.