Department: Philosophy, Theology and
Michael J. Tkacik, Ph.D. is Secretary for Ministries
for the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Associate Professor of
Theology at Saint Leo University. In his work for the Diocese, Dr.
Tkacik serves as a liaison between the Bishop and the Diocesan
offices of: schools; communications; catechesis; evangelization and
life-long faith formation; as well as life, marriage, family,
youth, multi-cultural, and prison ministries; ecumenical and
inter-religious affairs; and various other Diocesan apostolates.
Dr. Tkacik’s teaching responsibilities at Saint Leo span a wide
range of courses within the graduate, undergraduate, diocesan
diaconal cohorts and online programs.
Dr. Tkacik has held a number of administrative
positions, has served on numerous diocesan committees, and has been
a regular presenter at the College Theology Society and at various
parishes. He has also taught at Providence College in Rhode Island,
and has served as a visiting lecturer at a number of
Dr. Tkacik’s most recent books are Pneumatic
Correctives: What is the Spirit Saying to the Church of the 21st
Century, and Deacons: Ministers of Soul and
Teaching & Professional
Dr. Tkacik’s primary teaching interests and areas of
research are the sacramentology and ecclesiology of the Second
Vatican Council, ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue, and the roles
of the laity and deacons within the Catholic Church.
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