Christopher Padgett, STL

About Christopher Padgett, STL

Christopher M. Padgett has a BA in English from the University of Southern Florida, an MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, and an STL from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio.

In addition to being an accomplished teacher, Professor Padgett is a lay evangelist, author, and musician who travels the world giving missions and concerts. He is a frequent guest on EWTN, has been heard on prominent Catholic radio stations, and highlighted in several Catholic magazines. His most recent books are Marriage and Ministry: How to Have One without Destroying the Other, The Mystery of Joy, and Why We Need the Holy Spirit.

Married over 32 years, Professor Padgett and his wife, Linda, have nine children, eight grandchildren, and live in Syracuse, NY. We hope that each student will benefit from his vast experience of handing on the Faith in so many different mediums.

In 2018, Chris and Linda started The Center for Holy Marriage, a non-profit ministry that provides resources and puts on events that encourage, empower, and equip families and marriages. You can find out more at or

BA (English) University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL
MA (Theology) Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH
STL (Sacred Theology) International Marian Research Institute, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Area of Teaching Specialty: Theology

Course Level: Undergraduate

Courses Taught: THEO 204 Foundations of Catholicism; THEO 213 God, Man and the Universe; THEO 640 Presenting the Faith in the Modern World

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