About Father David O’Rourke

Father David O'Rourke
Father David O'RourkeFather
Dominican Father David O’Rourke is the pastor. A graduate of Yale, he received his theological degrees at the Dominican faculty at Catholic University in Washington, and his clinical training at the Division of Family Study at the University of Pennsylvania’s medical school.
He has been pastor in Benicia, and in Berkeley where he also worked for many years as teacher, family counselor, writer, and editor. His most recent books include a memoir, “The Story of an Accidental Outsider,” and the cultural history, “How America’s First Settlers Invented Chattel Slavery.” He is a Senior Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute in Berkeley, and Director of the Tatra Project, an educational program focused on the Baltic Republics.