Fr. Jim Dever

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Ordained in 1973, Father James Dever is in his fourth year as pastor of Christ the King Church. He is a member of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales, a religious community whose headquarters are in Wilmington, Delaware. For the seven years before his arrival at Christ the King Parish, Father Dever served as University Minister at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, Father Dever has served as a high school teacher, youth minister, hospital chaplain and college chaplain [TCNJ] and pastor as well as seven years in Provincial Administration as Vocation Director and Director of Personnel. He completed his undergraduate education at DeSales University and achieved his Master’s in English from Villanova University. Additionally, he has pursued other graduate learning at LaSalle University [Religious Education] and the University of Pennsylvania [Human Sexual Behavior]. He is honored to serve as Pastor to such an amazing and wonderful congregation.