As Fr. Dan Hall, C.S.V., prepares his classwork for the upcoming semester—and the special teams players he will coach in varsity football—he looks ahead to an added role this year: Vice President of Viatorian Identity and Mission.
“I admit, it’s a lot of hats to wear,” Fr. Hall says with a smile.
He describes his new role as something of a spiritual advisor to the administrative team. Within that context, Fr. Hall will coordinate aspects of Campus Ministry, the religion department, and outreach initiatives—to make sure they reflect the Viatorian mission.
“At the end of the day, we hope students leave here with the idea of a life of service,” Fr. Hall says. “That’s the Viatorian understanding of living a Christian life.”
Fr. Hall entered the Viatorian Community nearly 35 years ago—after a distinguished military career—and he celebrated 28 years of priesthood in May. He has been a member of the Saint Viator faculty for 15 years, including serving as chair of the social studies department.
He also taught and coached for two years at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas and he helped establish the Viatorian mission in Belize, starting in 1998.
This semester Fr. Hall will teach sections of U.S. History, Global Economics and Contemporary World Issues, along with his administrative role.
Beyond his longevity, Fr. Hall is ideally suited to further the Viatorian identity and mission within the school. Along with serving as a teacher and coach, he plays a key role on the leadership team of the Viatorians, as a member of the Provincial Council and he serves on the board of governors of Saint Viator High School.
“We created this position to guarantee that the Viatorian identity continues to flourish,” says Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, provincial, “and that our mission guides everything we do here at Saint Viator High School.”