Fr. John Boll, O.P.

John BollFr. John J. Boll is a Dominican of the Province of St. Martin de Porres (Southern USA) and is currently director of the University Catholic Center serving Emory University and Agnes Scott College. Fr. John grew up in a large Catholic family and joined the Dominicans after studying biology and chemistry at Ohio Dominican University. He studied philosophy and Theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC, completing his S.T.B. and M.Div. in 1982. Fr. John has twenty-eight years of experience in Campus Ministry and six years in Parish ministry. He had the privilege during a sabbatical in 1989 of studying under Charles Gherkin and Fred Craddick at Emory University. He also works with Fr. Jude Siciliano, O.P. in the online preaching ministry known as “Preacher’s Exchange” ( which promotes and supports preaching and reflection on the scriptures throughout the world.

Why I chose to be a board member at The Aquinas Center of Theology: I accepted the invitation to be a board member at the Aquinas Center of Thelogy for a variety of reasons. The Aquinas Center of Theology has been the key mover and a faithful partner in devloping a Catholic intellectual tradition at Emory University. Closest to my heart is the collaborative work with the Catholic Studies Program and the Catholic Campus Ministry, providing an outstanding oportunity for all of Emory, and especially our Catholic students, to advance in understanding the Catholic faith and its intigration into contemporary life.