Fr. Eric Schimmel C.S.C.

Eric Shimmel
Residence Hall
Dunne Hall


Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C., serves in the Coyne, Martin, Riley, Ziherl Endowed Rectorship at Dunne Hall. Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C., is the youngest of four children from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He first encountered the Congregation of Holy Cross while studying at the University of Notre Dame where he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and theology. Immediately following graduation, he entered Moreau Seminary and eventually lived and worked in East Africa before finishing his master of divinity degree at Notre Dame. He professed perpetual vows in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2002. Fr. Eric served in parishes in Colorado Springs, Colorado; South Bend, Indiana; Phoenix, Arizona; and Easton, Massachusetts. He spent several years as the Director of Andre House, a ministry serving the poor and homeless in downtown Phoenix, in addition to three years in ministry at King’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, working both in the Hispanic Outreach office and Campus Ministry. In his spare time, Fr. Eric has been known to hike, swim, and show his minimal skills on the basketball court.