Delegate for Formation and Jesuit Life
David Godleski, S.J.
Secretary for Formation and Jesuit Life
Jesuit Father David Godleski joined the Jesuit Conference of the United States as the Secretary for Formation and Jesuit Life in August 2011.
In this role, Fr. Godleski is responsible for coordinating policies and matters related to the personal and communal life of a Jesuit including; vocation promotion, initial formation for Jesuits, ongoing formation for Jesuits with final vows, leadership formation for all Jesuits, initial and ongoing formation of Jesuit superiors and issues concerning Jesuit community life. He will also oversee the coordination of national efforts in areas such as health care, ethics in ministry and vocation promotion. Godleski assists the Provincials, local superiors, formatores and Province staff in their implementation of the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus, Complementary Norms, Decrees of recent General Congregations and the policies of the Jesuit Conference Board.
Prior to joining the Conference, Godleski was the chaplain of Loyola University Chicago, previously served as a trustee at Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit high school in Chicago, and was the Vocation Director for Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus for eight years.
A member of the Chicago -Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus, Godleski entered the Society in 1988. Before becoming a Jesuit, Godleski completed a Master of Science in Mathematics at Michigan State University and received a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University. Ordained in 1998, he holds a Master of Divinity from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now Boston College School of Theology and Ministry) in Boston.