Douglas Santos Meeker

NAME: Douglas Santos Meeker
YEAR JOINED MKLM: 2002
COUNTRY: Brazil

PERSONAL DATA:

Doug is joining Maryknoll with his wife Patty and their three sons Ian (8), Abel (6), and Ben (4). Over the years, his primary vocation has been working with young people as a youth minister, theology teacher, coach and retreat director. He has most recently worked as a retreat director for children in public schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels with the retreats focused on the virtues of kindness, courage, respect, integrity and wisdom. Prior to that, Doug taught theology and coached soccer and tennis for ten years at a Catholic high school with his passion course being Christian Nonviolence. After graduating from Notre Dame with a degree in American Studies/Premedicine, Doug joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and taught high school among the Yupik people in bush Alaska. This experience led him to return to the “lower 48″ to do parish youth ministry for three years before returning to school and earning his Masters in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. Doug enjoys cross country skiing, soccer, biking, camping, hiking, reading and playing with his boys!

2009-2010 is my fourth year teaching in the Religion department at Cretin-Derham Hall. Among the courses I am teaching this year include Hebrew Scriptures, Jesus in History, Faith and Ethics, Men’s Spirituality, and World Religion. Prior to teaching at CDH, my wife Patty and three boys Ian, Abe and Ben, spent four years of service in Northeastern Brazil as Maryknoll Lay Missioners. I also taught and coached at Academy of the Holy Angels for 10 years. I received my BA from the University of Notre Dame and my Masters in Theology from the Graduate Theology Union at Berkeley.