Rev. Gladstone “Bud” Stevens, P.S.S.
In July 2023, Fr. Bud Stevens, P.S.S., joined the Theological College community as its 18th rector. This appointment received the requisite approvals of Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Washington; Peter Kilpatrick, Ph.D., President of The Catholic University of America; and The Very Rev. Shayne Craig, P.S.S., Superior General.
Father Stevens, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky, was ordained in 2000, and joined the Sulpicians in 2002. He is a member of the Provincial Council of the Society of St. Sulpice, Province of the United States, and is the First Consultor. A native of Connecticut, he was raised in Nashville. He graduated from Quincy College, Illinois, in 1989, and earned a doctorate in theology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, in 1997. His specialization is systematic theology, and he regularly teaches courses on the priesthood and the Eucharist.
Fr. Stevens has served on the formation and academic faculties of St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, and as its academic dean, praeses (head of the Ecclesiastical Theological faculty), and vice rector. He also served on the formation and academic faculties of St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California, and as academic dean, vice rector, and rector.
Fr. Stevens was a member of the committee that composed the Sixth Edition of The Program for Priestly Formation for the United States. He is a highly regarded retreat and convocation leader for priests. He also regularly assists in parishes, celebrating liturgies and giving conferences. He is a chaplain for the Order of Malta.