Father Patrick Kelly is a national and international speaker on the relationship between sports and spirituality. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses as an associate professor of theology and religious studies at Seattle University. Dr. Kelly earned an M.T.S. at the Harvard Divinity School, an S.T.L. at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and a Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University School of Religion where his dissertation was “The Soul of Sport.”
A prolific writer, he authored Catholic Perspectives on Sports: From Medieval to Modern Times, edited Youth Sport and Spirituality: Catholic Perspectives, co-authored WE: A Model for Coaching and Christian Living, and in addition he has written numerous articles and book chapters focused on theology and sports with a common thread of putting the good of the athlete first.
Father Kelly currently serves on the editorial board of SpringerBriefs in Religion and Sport and previously served on the editorial board of International Journal of Religion and Sport. A member of the Seattle University Board of Trustees, he serves as chair of the Intercollegiate Athletics Oversight Committee for the Seattle University Board of Trustees. Ordained a priest in 1999 he currently presides at Eucharistic liturgies on Sundays for Native Americans at Chief Seattle Club and celebrates daily and weekend liturgies at St. Ignatius Chapel, Seattle University.
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