Creighton Honors Local Priest with Service Award
The Rev. Tom Greisen, director of Lay Ministry Formation at the Omaha Archdiocese, will receive Creighton Universityís Archbishop Daniel E. Sheehan award on Jan. 9, during Creighton's Priests and Brothers Annual Dinner and Basketball Game. Attendees come from dioceses in Nebraska and Iowa.
Fr. Greisenís is being recognized for his work in helping to develop and supervise the first ever Master of Arts in Ministry program introduced at Creighton in the fall of 2003. The four-year degree program is collaboration between the Omaha Archdiocese and the University. Fr. Greisen also provides pastoral support to St. Patrickís Parish in Elkhorn, Neb. He has been the director of spiritual formation for college seminarians and a professor of spirituality.
He grew up on a farm near Cornlea and Humphrey, Neb. Fr. Greisen received his masterís in spirituality from Creighton in 1991.
The Archbishop Sheehan award recognizes a priest or a brother from the Omaha or surrounding dioceses who has distinguished himself for service to society, to the Church and to education, all of which were hallmarks of Archbishop Sheehan's career. Creighton established the award to honor Archbishop Sheehan, who died in October 2000.