Javier Orozco is a Catholic theologian, educator and leader. As the Executive Director of Intercultural and Interreligious Affairs for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, he oversees the work of the Office of Hispanic Ministry and the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. Orozco is a member of the Board of Trustees for Aquinas Institute of Theology, the White House Jesuit Retreat Board, The Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis and current past member of the Public Policy Committee of the Missouri Catholic Conference. He is a representative member in the St. Louis Mosaic Project Steering Committee, the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) Hispanic Advisory Council and the National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry (NCADDHM).
Orozco’s professional experience includes interreligious and ecumenical leadership, higher education, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in theology and ministry. His presentations, workshops and writings cover topics in spirituality, religious pluralism, intercultural ministry, and Catholic social teaching. He has a B.A. and M.A. (Philosophy), a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree (S.T.B.) and a Ph.D. in Theology. Orozco is a Christian Leadership Initiative Fellow with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He and his wife, Theresa, live in the Tower Grove East neighborhood of the City of St. Louis.