Father David Andrew Fisher was born and raised in “Buckeye Country”, Columbus, Ohio where he grew up attending Catholic schools and the Pontifical College Josephinum Seminary. He received a Bachelors of Art in Philosophy from Ohio Dominican University and then completed graduate degrees in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, while living & receiving formation for the priesthood at the North American College in Rome, Italy. He was ordained to the Diaconate on April 14, 1983 and to the Priesthood on May 31, 1984 by His Holiness, Saint John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica. Father Fisher has served on the faculties of Ohio Dominican University, Columbus State, University of Dayton, Xavier University of Cincinnati, Rosemont College and presently the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius. He has done further research at the Pontifical Gregorian Univ., Eichstatt Univ. in Germany, worked with Oblates of Mary Immaculate in their Swedish missions and was pastor for 5 years of the Maronite Parish Cincinnati, OH.
“My work with Cross Catholic Outreach has led me to reflect upon, how the Cross reveals to us the true nature of love, power, richness & sacrifice. It calls us to faith & action, to minister in the name of the poor man Jesus Christ; to embrace those who are living images of the Word who became flesh- the poorest of the poor.”