|PATRICK J. ROONEY
District 7390 Governor 2019-20
450 Ridge Road
Dillsburg, PA 17019
District Web Site: www.Rotary7390.org
The Reverend Patrick J. Rooney STS retired in February of 2012 having served as the Senior Pastor of historic Christ Lutheran Church (1733) in York, PA. Prior to going to York he had served in Dillsburg and before becoming a Lutheran he was a member of a Roman Catholic religious order for 10 years. He has worked extensively in the human services field including serving as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Welfare and as President and CEO of a large non-profit entity serving the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. For almost five years, he also served as the interim Executive Director for two local ecumenical agencies.
In his retirement, Pastor Rooney is an active member of the Rotary Club of York (the 27th largest club in the world) where he served as President in 2016-17. In 2013, he served as Team Leader for the GVSE team to Argentina. He served on the District Conference committee in 2015-16 and was the conference committee chair for 2016-17. He serves on a number of the District committees. He completed all three levels of RLI and now serves as RLI faculty and as faculty at MA PETS. Paddy is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Paul Harris Society. He has received the York Club’s President’s Certificate of Appreciation for Service Above Self and the Avenues of Service Citation. Currently District Governor elect, he will serve as District Governor for District 7390 in 2019-20
He has served on a number of community boards in the City of York and has also served on the Candidacy Committee for the Lower Susquehanna Synod as well as the Ecumenical Affairs committee and the Worship Committee. He is the author of a number of published sermons for three different groups including 10 published by CSS under the title “The Perfect Sacrifice.”
Pastor Rooney is a founding member of the Society of the Holy Trinity, a Lutheran Order and Ministerium, which now numbers almost 300 pastors in the United States and Canada. He has served as Dean, General Secretary and in September of 2015 was elected Senior (General Superior) of the Society. He has taught widely across the US and Canada at all 23 of the Society chapters.
Pastor Rooney is a native of England and completed his undergraduate studies at St. Mary’s College, London; studied philosophy at Catholic University of America; has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Shippensburg University and completed his Lutheran studies at Gettysburg Seminary. He has been married to Sally for 39 years and they have two grown children and one grandchild.
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