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Father Gregory McGivern

Father Gregory McGivern


He was born in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, and holds master’s degrees in both theology and counseling psychology. Fr. McGivern is also a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California, and is a certified pastoral counselor and spiritual director. He has a special interest in the interface of psychology and spirituality.

Fr. McGivern comes to Hanna most recently from Mercy High School in San Francisco, where he served for 11 years as a counselor and school chaplain. He has extensive parish pastoral experience, having served in parishes in Northern Ireland during “The Troubles,” as well as in San Jose and San Francisco.

As chaplain at Hanna Boys Center, Fr. McGivern envisions being an integral part of the team of caring professionals offering the best pastoral support and spiritual guidance to all on campus, particularly Hanna’s resident young men.