Kevin J. Embach, SJ, grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, where he attended Divine Child Elementary and High School. He is the second of four children of the late Edward and Eileen Embach. Kevin’s father was a graduate of the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and the University of Detroit Mercy and a founding member of Divine Child Parish. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in public health in epidemiology from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Kevin practiced and taught internal medicine at Bon Secours-Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, for 18 years before entering the Jesuit novitiate in Berkley, Michigan, in 2009. He finds God in science, especially in the great beauty, order and complexity of creation. Kevin experiences great consolation in the practice and teaching of medicine and feels that all of health care is close to the heart of Christ, who while proclaiming the kingdom in the Gospels, models great compassion for the sick and heals them physically, emotionally and spiritually. He loves the work of being a Jesuit — accompanying others in their faith journey, recognizing the importance of a person’s relationship with God to their overall temporal and spiritual well-being. Kevin hopes that his priesthood can be instrumental in uniting people with God and each other. During his Jesuit formation, he studied philosophy and bioethics at Loyola University Chicago from 2011 to 2013. Kevin served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Loyola University Medical Center and Stritch School of Medicine from 2013 to 2015. He was then missioned to earn a Master of Divinity degree at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Kevin, who serves on the board of John Carroll University, has participated in medical missions to Honduras, Bolivia and Haiti. He has served as a deacon at St. Ignatius Parish in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and at the South Bay House of Correction in Boston. Kevin will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at the University of Notre Dame. He will be missioned to the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. (USA Midwest Province)
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