A Graduate School of Theology and Ministry

Gary Riebe-Estrella, SVD, MA ’74

Dean Emeritus, Catholic Theological Union

A member of the Divine Word Missionaries, Gary Riebe-Estrella was one of the first graduates from CTU. He went on to a leadership role, serving as the president of ACHTUS (the Academy of Hispanic Theologians) twice, first in 1996-97 and again in 2009-10. He served as the Vice President and Academic Dean of CTU for twelve years. Gary’s activism and his early experiences in pastoral ministry with Latin@ communities has brought him the opportunities to work with many religious orders and organizations as a diversity consultant. His publications in the area of Latin@ theologies and ministries are numerous, and establish Gary’s place as one of the first CTU religious alums to make a mark in Latin@ theologies and ministries.