Pivonka, Fr. Dave




Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, is a nationally known author and speaker. He also leads pilgrimages to some of the holiest sites in the world.  He spends much of his time helping others come to know God’s love for them through preaching, writing, CDs, and other spiritual outreaches. His books include:

  • Spiritual Freedom: God’s Life Changing Gift
  • Hiking the Camino: 500 Miles with Jesus
  • Encounter Jesus: From Discovery to Discipleship
  • Breath of God – Living a life led by the Holy Spirit

Fr. Dave has held several ministry positions at Franciscan University of Steubenville and is actively involved in the highly successful summer conferences program. 

Fr. Dave developed the ministry of “The Wild Goose” – a TV Series for EWTN and a “Sign of Contradiction” — a movie about St. Francis of Assisi which is now available for Community and Theater Screening and Pre-order.

Fr. Dave is a member of the Sacred Heart Province of Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular. He is presently the director of Franciscan Pathways, an evangelistic outreach of his Franciscan Community.




Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR



  • President of Franciscan University of Steubenville | Speaker on Faith & Reason @ Stubenville
  • Nationally Known Author & Speaker | Guest Speaker on EWTN - Life on the Rock
  • Developed the Ministry of The Wild Goose — TV Series for EWTN & Movie about St. Francis of Assisi


  • Steubenville, OH

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