Aquinas Spotlight: Reverend Eric David Zegeer

Reverend Eric David Zegeer graduates from Aquinas Institute of Theology this May, with a Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching and reinvigorated skills to improve his preaching and teaching in the pulpit as well as in the classroom.

Rev. Eric began his journey at Aquinas Institute for “the opportunity to improve on my preaching, return to a life of intense prayer and study, and the chance to do both while still working full-time.”

As he pursued a graduate degree in Preaching, Rev. Eric was able to achieve his goals and improve upon his preaching skills.

“It has broadened my perspectives in biblical hermeneutics, deepened my craft of homiletic preparation and delivery, enriched my life with an incredible cohort that I continue to journey in faith with, and blessed me with new friends that I have made at Aquinas,” he says.  “I believe that I have become a better preacher, priest, and active listener because of my time at Aquinas.”

When Rev. Eric graduates in May, he will continue his longtime ministry and enrich it with the lessons he has taken away from Aquinas.

 “I will continue to teach Homiletics at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and preach as a priest ordained 17 years as of this May 14, 2022,” he says. “I have shared my thesis on ‘Preaching Missionary Discipleship’ to both my Archbishop and the Rector of the seminary to see how I can be of further service to the Archdiocese of Denver.”

Part of the worldwide Order of Preachers, Aquinas Institute of Theology is a Catholic, Dominican-sponsored graduate school of theology offering multiple graduate degree and certificate programs on its campus in Midtown St. Louis, MO.