Fr. J. Ronald Knott
Department: Pastoral Studies
Title: Director, Institute for Priests and Presbyterates
- DMin (McCormick Presbyterian Seminary, 1974)
- MDiv (Saint Meinrad School of Theology, 1970)
- BA (Saint Meinrad College, 1966)
Rev. J. Ronald Knott, a priest of the
Archdiocese of Louisville, is founding director of the Institute
for Priests and Presbyterates.
After graduating from Saint Meinrad School of Theology with a
Master of Divinity degree, Fr. Knott was ordained in 1970.
He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in parish revitalization
from McCormick (Presbyterian) Seminary in Chicago.
Fr. Knott has served his archdiocese as a home missionary,
country pastor, cathedral rector and vocation director. Besides
being the director of the Institute, he is a weekend campus
minister at Bellarmine University in Louisville and writes a weekly
column for his diocesan paper, The Record.
Fr. Knott is the author of Intentional Presbyterates:
Claiming Our Common Sense of Purpose; From Seminarian
to Diocesan Priest: Managing a Successful Transition; The Spiritual
Leadership of a Parish Priest: On Being Good and Good at It,
and edited and contributed to A Bishop and His Priests
Together: Resources for Building More Intentional
He has also published three collections of homilies and eleven
collections of his weekly columns. Fr. Knott has published articles
in America, Church, Deacon Digest, Pastoral Review
and Seminary Journal.
Topic of IPP presentation: Parish Revitalization, A Passion for
Pastoring, The Ascetisism of Leadership, Presbyteral Theology