About the Professor
"What a privilege to serve at this School! Our students come from all walks of life, from various age groups, and from many cultures. They bring rich experiences of life and ministry to the classroom and the school community. Through my service as a teacher and administrator, I seek to support the school's mission of integrating faith and culture, and exploring a faith that does justice."
A native of northern Ohio, Dr. Lescher began his career as a high school English teacher before pursuing graduate study and doctoral work in American Catholic spirituality. He taught in Cleveland, Seattle, Austin (Texas), and Chicago.
Dr. Lescher came to JST in 1998 as a teacher and administrator, arriving from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago where he had been Associate Professor of Spirituality. At JST, Dr. Lescher teaches courses in Christian Spirituality. Married to Clare Ronzani, M.A., Bruce and Clare sometimes present workshops together. Both are also involved in the ministry of spiritual direction.
Additionally, Dr. Lescher handles much of the day-to-day operation of the school in his role as Associate Academic Dean. View his administrative biography here.
Dr. Lescher is a member of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, the Catholic Theological Society of America, and the American Academy of Religion.