Fr. David McCallum, S.J. is a Jesuit (Roman Catholic) priest and educator. Born in Buffalo, NY, David grew up in Rochester, NY, and attended Le Moyne College prior to entering the Jesuit order in 1990.
Following ordination in 2001, he was the associate pastor of St. Anthony’s parish in Oceanside, NY, and then worked on the staff of St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset, N.Y., prior to beginning full time doctoral studies in 2004. In 2008, Fr. David completed his doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership at Columbia University, Teachers College on the implications of adult developmental maturation for leadership capacity. Fr. David uses Developmental Action Inquiry as the principle conceptual framework in his research, study and consultation work.
Fr. David helped to found the Jesuit Collaborative, a Tri-Province initiative that seeks to insure the ongoing availability of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. He also co-founded the Contemplative Leaders in Action program for young Catholic professionals. He presents workshops and retreats, consults to organizational change processes, and facilitates leadership development. Beginning in the fall of 2009, Fr. David assumed a new role as the special assistant to the president of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., serving as facilitator of strategic development and chief mission officer, as well as teaching leadership in the Management Division.