Father McKnight

The Reverend W. Shawn McKnight
Pastor, Church of the Magdalene, Wichita
Former Executive Director of CCLV

Fr. McKnight was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Wichita in 1994. He holds an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Dallas, two master’s degrees from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, and licentiate and doctoral degrees in theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm in Rome.

In addition to parish work, Fr. McKnight taught graduate studies at the Josephinum from 2003 to 2008 and served on the faculty of the St. Meinrad Permanent Deacon Formation Program. Fr. McKnight was a chaplain at Newman University in Wichita where he taught theology as an adjunct professor.

In 2010, Fr. McKnight was named Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Secretariat for Consecrated Life and Vocations. Fr. McKnight is currently the Pastor of Church of the Magdalene in Wichita.