Director & University Chaplain
Ministry and Spiritual Life
As Chaplain, Rev. Muteru will minister to all Marymount students, faculty and staff, and will be taking the lead in liturgical and sacramental celebrations, pastoral care, and ministerial programming within Catholic Campus Ministry. He is fluent in Swahili, Kikuyu and Spanish, which will allow Mass to be celebrated in Spanish on a regular basis beginning this fall at the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel on Marymount’s main campus.
A native of Kenya, Rev. Muteru was ordained as a priest through the Archdiocese of Nyeri, Kenya, and served as Vice Rector and Dean of Students at Christ the King Major Seminary in Nyeri before arriving in the U.S. in 1994. Since then, he has accumulated extensive ministerial experience at several parishes in the New York metropolitan area and has worked as an adjunct professor at Saint John’s University, Molloy College, and Dowling College.
Rev. Muteru holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the New School of Social Research in New York, a master’s degree in Philosophy from Fordham University, a Licentiate in Philosophy from the University of Navarra in Spain, and a bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Seminary of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Nairobi, Kenya.