Joseph G. Mueller former rector passed away, Marquette University mourn

Joseph G. Mueller former rector passed away

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Joseph G. Mueller Death – Joseph G. Mueller, S.J., was a former rector of the Marquette Jesuit Community, associate dean for academic affairs in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and associate professor of theology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. The community at Marquette University is in mourning over his passing. In 1999, Father Mueller began his career at Marquette as a professor of theology. Between the years of 2008 and 2010, he worked in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences as the associate dean for academic affairs.

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In July of 2017, following his return to the Department of Theology, he was given the responsibility of serving as the Rector of the Marquette Jesuit Community. Father Mueller became a member of the University Leadership Council in the year 2018. For decades, Father Mueller was a familiar face on campus, and he counted a great number of people among his friends. It was announced in 2020 that he would be taking up his position as dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California. At Santa Clara, Father Mueller was successful in obtaining major donations to develop Latinx theology and ministry, in addition to recruiting notable theologians whose scholarship will have a great impact on the future of the Church.

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He did this while working at Santa Clara. Father Mueller is a native of Detroit who joined the Society of Jesus in 1982 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1993. He received his bachelor’s degree from Marquette in 1981 and his doctorate in sacred theology from Centre Sèvres in Paris in 2005. Prior to joining the Society of Jesus, Father Mueller received his education at Marquette and Centre Sèvres. The preparations for the funeral have not yet been finalized. In your prayers, please remember Father Mueller as well as his family and friends.

Related topic: Dr. James Kincaid passed away, University mourns his death

Dr. James Kincaid, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Marquette University and a former chair of the Department of Chemistry, passed away on Monday, September 26. The university is in mourning over the loss of Dr. Kincaid. Jim worked in the Department of Chemistry for a total of 38 years, during which time he received accolades including those of Wehr Professor, Way Klingler Fellow, Habermann Chair, and Haggerty Award for Research Excellence. Between the years 2017 and 2021, Jim held the position of department chair.

On Wednesday, October 12, at 5:00 p.m., there will be a liturgy celebrated at the Church of the Gesu. This will be followed by a Celebration of Life Reception held in the Lunda Room of the AMU. In lieu of flowers, friends and family are encouraged to honor Jim’s legacy by making a donation to the memorial scholarship established in his late niece’s name at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in the name of the Katherine (Kt) Kincaid Scholarship. Donations can be made through the CHCA website. In your prayers, please keep Jim, his family, and all of his friends in mind.

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