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Raymond B Kemp

Title

Senior Research Fellow, Main Campus Non-Ordinary -- Adjunct
Special Assistant to the President Adjunct Professor DC Community Fellow, Center for Social Justice

Department

Department of Theology, McDonough School of Business (MSB), Office of the President, American Studie
General profile

Phone

+1 202-687-4223

Location

Office hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment

Bio

As a DC native and a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, Rev. Raymond Kemp serves as a Special Assistant to the President of the University. Father Kemp is an active member of the Georgetown and DC communities and engages with students on issues of biblical and social justice. As an adjunct professor in the Department of Theology, Father Kemp teaches the Church and the Poor in the fall semester and Struggle and Transcendence in the spring. He is part of the team for the McDonough School of Business's Executive Masters in Leadership for DC Public School principals. When is not molding young minds, Father Kemp helps out in DC parishes and is very involved with leading retreats for parish and faith groups on biblical justice. As a Senior Fellow for Woodstock Theological Center, he directed two programs, Faith in the City and Preaching the Just Word, which he is passionate about continuing. As part of Preaching the Just Word, Father Kemp is currently working on a manuscript with Sr. Nancy Sheridan.

Father Kemp has had an active urban career with service as a member of D.C.’s Elected Board of Education in the 1970’s, the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia in the 1980’s, a non-lawyer member of the D.C. Bar Board of Governors, a founder of the 14th and U Streets Coalition and a member of the D.C. Central Kitchen’s Board of Directors. He currently serves on the DC Mayor’s Interfaith Council, the DC Special Olympics Board of Directors, as well as the boards of College Campus Kitchens and the Grassroots Project. He is also a DC Community Fellow in Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice, as well as a thesis advisor for Peace and Justice Studies and American Studies. Father Kemp’s areas of interest include pastoral theology, liturgy, preaching, faith development, spirituality, Christian initiation, community organizing, urban development and urban politics.

Education

  • S.T.L. (1967) St. Mary's Seminary, Theology
  • A.B. (1963) St. Mary's Seminary, Philosophy