Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in the Dominican tradition

Fr. Gregory Heille, O.P.

Professor of Preaching and Evangelization


Gregory Heille, O.P., Professor of Preaching and Evangelization, is a Dominican Friar of the Province of St. Albert the Great (Central). Fr. Heille earned the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota; the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri; and the Doctor of Ministry from Western Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Professor Heille specializes in homiletics, theology of proclamation, the spirituality of the preacher, and practical theology and preaching. 

Selected Courses

  • Topics in Preaching I and II
  • Core Homiletic Seminar I and II
  • Theology of Preaching
  • Foundations of Preaching I and I

Selected Publications 

"Communicatio Facit Civitatem: Toward Empathic Listening and Preaching Across the Racial Divide," 2019 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Homiletics (Princeton, NJ (December 2019) 149-159.

"Manifesto of the Body," 2018 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Homiletics (Denver, CO (November 2018) 157-166.

"The Ecumenical Contributions of Roman Catholic Preaching" with Craig Alan Satterlee, in Handbook for Catholic Preaching, edited by Edward Foley, Catherine Vincie, and Richard Fragomeni, (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016) 287-296.

"Celebrating a Jubilee of Compassion and Engagement in Dominican Higher Education," Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Journal of Catholic Higher Education 35:1 (Winter 2016) 5-15.