New President Named at OST
Father Sylvester David, O.M.I. has been selected to be President of Oblate School of Theology (OST) for a period of five years. Father David was the Vicar-General of Durban archdiocese in South Africa and a former head of St. Joseph’s Theological Institute (SJTI) in Cedara, South Africa. He will be the institution’s first African head when he is installed as President on August 1, 2019.
Born in Durban, South Africa in 1953, Fr. David’s priestly studies began at SJTI and later he studied scripture in Rome. He holds a doctorate in Biblical Theology.
Father David is currently working with OST President Fr. Ron Rolheiser during the time of transition. Father Ron has served as OST president for 13 years and will continue to teach at the school and serve as a mentor to Fr. David.