Chas Kestermeier, S.J.
English Department
Chas Kestermeier, S.J.
More about me:

Originally from Milwaukee, my Jesuit training has taken me all over the Midwest and even to France and Spain for a few years. I taught at our all-boy high school here in Omaha, Creighton Prep, for 15 years and have now been at Creighton University since 1995. I currently teach two sections of world literature to freshmen (a reading and writing course as well as an attempt to grasp the nature and history of literature) and serve as chaplain in our one residence hall devoted to freshman women.

Writing these reflections:

Scripture is a faith letter from believers in the past to us today.  My job as a preacher is to make that word be God's Word to the congregation I am with today.  I face the same problem that the family cook has: I need to deal with the same materials as always but to come up with something both nourishing and attractive, something that will lift spirits and give life. Prayer before preaching is thus essential, that what I present is what God wants these particular people to hear.