Dr. Matthew Genung Named Conway Endowed Chair08.27.20
Dr. Matthew Genung, Associate Professor, has been named the Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Foundation Chair in Biblical Studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM).
The Conway Foundation pledged $1 million in 2009 to create the chair as part of the Investing in our Future…Preserving our Legacy capital campaign at MTSM. The gift provides a permanent source of funds to support a scholar in Biblical Studies. The Conway Family created this legacy with the hope that the fund might one day allow for the expansion and development of an entire Biblical Studies department at MTSM.
“My mom and dad had a contagious passion for their faith and supporting MTSM is the epitome of that,” said Loi Drath, daughter of Ruth and Robert Conway and MTSM Board Member. “We understand the significance and the mission of MTSM and through the Conway Chair we’re enabling the formation of our future priests to continue. My siblings and I are excited to have Dr. Genung carry on the legacy of our parents’ passion for faith.”
Dr. Genung holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College, a Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus from the Pontifical Gregorian University and both a Licentiate of Sacred Scripture and Doctorate of Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. Dr. Genung has been a member of the MTSM faculty since 2016. He and his wife, Cristina, are the parents of five children and are active in St. Gertrude Parish in Madeira. The chair was previously held by Fr. Timothy Schehr.
“The Conway Foundation continues to be involved with the initiatives and growth at MTSM,” said Fr. Anthony Brausch, Ph.D. “Their ongoing contributions help strengthen and support our outstanding faculty and provide resources to achieve our goal of forming men and women to faithfully follow Christ and serve His mission.”
MTSM is the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s graduate-level Catholic Seminary and School of Theology with nearly 200 full and part-time students. Founded in 1829, our 75-acre campus provides preparation for ordination to the priesthood and permanent diaconate as part of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. In addition, our School of Theology offers classes for graduate, non-degree and certification programs for laity, clergy and religious.
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