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Jesuit Father Herb Keller Honored as Scranton Prep's Longest-Serving President

May 6, 2015 — After 18 years as president of Scranton Preparatory School in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Jesuit Father Herb Keller is stepping down and will hand the reins to Jesuit Father Ryan Maher in July. The Scranton Prep community celebrated Fr. Keller’s amazing run as the school’s longest-serving president with a tribute concert and reception on May 2.

Fr. Keller reflected on what has meant the most to him during his time at Scranton Prep:

“This July, I will be stepping down as president of Scranton Prep after 18 years in that position, and after 32 years in Jesuit high school administration. I know that people mean very well when they talk about all of the brick-and-mortar projects that have taken place during these years, but honestly that is not what gives me the most happiness, peace or satisfaction. To me, the most important building that we do in Jesuit schools is the building of young men and women into persons of faith, competence and integrity. The beautiful and amazing transformation of hearts and minds that occurs within these walls each day has always been to me our school's most important ‘building project.’”

Fr. Keller said that what gives him joy in his work is seeing a high school senior rediscover a relationship with God on a retreat or watching a teen grow through an experience of disappointment or failure or listening to a young person reflect on the significance of a service project with the poor.

“Working in a Jesuit high school is truly a graced and privileged position from which to observe the presence and action of God in the hearts and lives of young men and women,” Fr. Keller said. “I thank God daily for the opportunity to share in this building project with our dedicated lay and Jesuit colleagues. My deepest joy as a religious is knowing that I share in God's work.” [Source: Maryland Province]





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