Stephen Joseph Wolf, author

Rev. Steve Wolf, retired parish priest

Stephen Joseph Wolf is a retired parish priest in Nashville, where he grew up the second of eight sons of Charlie and Jeanette and has worked as a janitor, launderer, desk clerk, landscaper, accountant and priest.

 

Schooled at St. Ann School, Father Ryan High School, Middle Tennessee State University MTSU, with a Masters of Business Administration from Belmont University, and as a Certified Public Accountant with Carter, Young, Wolf & Dahlhauser, P.C., after 14 tax seasons, then 5 years at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, and ordained in 1997 by Most Rev. Edward U. Kmiec, he has served as Master of Ceremonies, Director of Vocation Formation, on the Presbyteral Council, Dean of the Northwest Deanery, and on the Nashville Boards of Catholic Charities, Catholic Community Investment and Loan, Inc., and NCCJ. Parish assignments over 22 years were as Associate Pastor at Cathedral of the Incarnation and at St. Henry, Administrator at St. Andrew Church in Sparta, Pastor at St. Stephen Catholic Community for ten years and at Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksville for four years.

 

Other experiences include several medical missions to Haiti, state chaplain for the Tennessee Knights of Columbus, the Liturgical Commission of the Diocese of Nashville, a 30 day directed retreat, Spirituality & Theology of Diocesan Priesthood program of the Institute for Priestly Formation, the Institute of Continuing Theological Education of North American College in Rome, Congregations Offering a Living Wage COLW, Just Faith, as an Instructor for the Nashville Deacon Formation Program, Nashville Lay Cistercians of Gethsemani, the Clergy Rapid Mobilization Team (CRMT) of the Clarksville Police Department, and President of the Clarksville Area Ministers Association (CAMA).

 

He is currently serves on the Board of Nashville PFLAG, is active with the Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and is beginning to gather with the Nashville Ukulele Society and The Nashville Old Time String Band Association.

 

Fr. Steve is retiring and is discovering the graces of silence and solitude and sometimes painting icons and writing for faith-sharing groups and spiritual direction and playing the ukulele no longer only on Monk Mondays.