Marc DelMonico

About Marc J. DelMonico, Ph.D.

Dr. Marc DelMonico is a national Catholic ministry leader, theologian, consultant, and digital communications thought leader. Dr. DelMonico has offered executive-level expertise and advocacy within the U.S. Catholic Church developing, implementing and consulting on professional ministry formation standards, competencies and structures of implementation and support. Marc has worked with Catholic lay ministers, deacons, priests and bishops consulting on national ministry standards in the areas of Catholic health care chaplaincy, pastoral care and prison ministries, campus ministry, parish and diocesan-based leadership roles, catechetical and education-based roles and intercultural competency, among others.

Marc also has many years of experience in a wide variety of Catholic ministerial endeavors ranging from the practice of Catholic liturgy, intercultural ministry, ecumenical worship and and faith-based justice work and legislative advocacy, to parish-based ministerial trainings and national ministry workshops.

Dr. DelMonico is a scholar and teacher in the field of Catholic theology, having studied it broadly for decades, with a specific focus in the theology of church and of ministries. He holds a Ph.D. in Historic and Systematic Theology from the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America. His dissertation focused on the theological reality of community and conflict in the church. He received an Master of Divinity degree as a lay person from the Washington Theological Union, and an M.A. in Systematic Theology, and holds a B.A. in Theology and Philosophy with a minor in Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies from Saint Bonaventure University. Marc has also written, studied and lectured in the areas of ecumenism and the theology of liturgy, as well as Catholic social teaching.

Marc has several years combined experience as a highly rated theology professor to undergraduates, college-educated adults and graduate students. He is a sought-after thinker addressing the complex changes in ministry caused by the acute phase of the global COVID-19 pandemic, simultaneous social traumas, and the ongoing related re-alignment of the practice of faith in institutional church structures. He has worked with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men.

Marc also possesses skills in digital media strategy and communication and business project management in a variety of areas, with budgets ranging from $1,000 to $200,000. 

A collaborative minister and innovative thinker, Dr. DelMonico’s career has been deeply informed by his desire to ensure a vibrant, intellectually-engaged and relevant future for Christian communities of faith, especially within the Catholic Church, embracing the renewed practices of the collaborative synodal approach exemplified in the life and teachings of Pope Francis. 

Dr. DelMonico is available to offer

  • ministry-focused workshops,
  • days of reflection,
  • ministry assessment, leadership and visioning workshops,
  • liturgical evaluations,
  • faith-based social justice advocacy strategies and development and
  • public lectures on various theological and ministerial topics

He is also available for digital communication strategy work, including website development and deployment, in conjunction with the team of Perisphere Media.

To request Marc’s services for your parish, community or organization, please complete this online contact form.

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