Stephen Joseph Wolf, author

Rev. Steve Wolf, parish priest and spiritual director

Stephen Joseph Wolf is a parish priest in the Diocese of Nashville, Tennessee, 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, and on the Nashville Boards of Catholic Charities and NCCJ. Parish assignments have been Associate Pastor at Cathedral of the Incarnation and at St. Henry, Pastor at St. Stephen Catholic Community for ten years, Administrator at St. Andrew Church in Sparta, and currently as Pastor at Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksville, northwest of Nashville. He serves on the Board of Catholic Community Investment and Loan, Inc. and on the Nashville Diocesan College of Consultors, and is a spiritual director and retreat leader.

 

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 at St. Henry Church, as an Instructor for the Nashville Deacon Formation Program, and the Nashville Lay Cistercians of Gethsemani.

 

He is currently active with the Clarksville Area Ministers Association (CAMA) and the Clergy Rapid Mobilization Team (CRMT) of the Clarksville Police Department, Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and on the Board of Nashville PFLAG.

 

Fr. Steve spends most Mondays in silence and solitude sometimes painting icons and usually writing for faith-sharing groups and spiritual direction.