MTSM Welcomes New Faculty Members07.15.20
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) welcomes three new faculty members, Fr. Chris Armstrong, Fr. Chris Geiger and Fr. Eric Wood.
Fr. Armstrong will join the faculty as the Spiritual Director for MTSM. Additionally, he will serve as Assistant Professor of Spiritual & Pastoral Theology. He completed his seminary studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome and was ordained in 1980.
For the past six years, he has served as the Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese for the Military Services in Washington, D.C. The work of a Judicial Vicar is to prepare, study, and judge petitions for nullity brought before the Diocesan Ecclesiastical Court.
Prior to that, Fr. Armstrong was the Pastor at St. Antoninus Parish on Cincinnati’s west side in Green Township. He received his B.A. from St. Gregory Seminary and his S.T.B. and S.T.L. from Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. In addition, he received his J.C.L. and J.C.D. from Catholic University of America and his S.T.D. from the International Marian Research Institute-University of Dayton.
Fr. Chris Geiger joins our faculty as the Director of Apostolic Works & Internship Program. He completed his seminary studies at MTSM and was ordained in 2016. Most recently he served as the Assistant Pastor at St. Andrew/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Milford, Ohio. He received his B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in Secondary Education and his M.Div. and M.A. from MTSM. Fr. Geiger is currently pursuing a licentiate in Canon Law from the Catholic University of America.
Fr. Eric Wood will serve as a member of our Formation Team. He completed his seminary studies at MTSM and was ordained in 2015. Following his ordination, he became the Assistant Pastor to a two-parish region about 30 miles north of Cincinnati, St. Francis de Sales in Lebanon and St. Philip the Apostle in Morrow.
Fr. Wood received his B.A. from Franciscan University of Steubenville; his M.Div. and M.A. from MTSM; and his S.T.L. from Alphonsian Academy in Rome.
“Our new faculty members bring tremendous expertise and diversity to the table,” said Fr. Anthony Brausch, Ph.D., President & Rector of MTSM. “The talents and resources of our teaching staff provide our students with unique opportunities to grow and develop in their chosen studies”.
MTSM is the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s graduate-level Catholic Seminary and School of Theology with nearly 300 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.