Craig Gould

Associate Director, Notre Dame Vision

356 Geddes Hall
574.631.1901
cgould2@nd.edu

Craig Gould joined the McGrath staff in 2022 and serves as the Associate Director of Notre Dame Vision where he helps nourish the Catholic imagination and vocational call of the young church through the Notre Dame Vision summer conferences for high school students and their campus and youth ministry leaders.  He assists in aspects of planning, recruitment, program management and the formation of undergraduates who serve as Mentors within the high school Vision program. He has a particular passion for helping youth and young understand their own story as it connects to the story of Jesus. 

Craig developed a love for theology as an undergrad courtesy of the Society of Jesus at Boston College. Upon graduation he moved to Anchorage, Alaska to serve in the ministry of Young Life and then subsequently at St. Patrick Parish as Pastoral Associate for Evangelization. Following his time in Alaska he moved to become Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Mary's in Alexandria, Minnesota. At that time he simultaneously began his MA in Systematic Theology at St. Johns in Collegeville, Minnesota, where the Benedictines taught him how to better pray and study. While there he and his family also had the pleasure of being part of the founding of a Catholic Worker community. After completion of the degree he served as the Director of the Peacebuilders Initiative and Catholic on Call at Catholic Theological Union in Hyde Park, Chicago. From 2015 until 2022 he was the Director of Family, Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the oldest diocese in the United States. 

Originally from Maine, Craig enjoys cheering for all Boston sports, going on outdoor adventures, and traveling to warm places during the winter. He shares his life and his corny jokes with his wife, Katie and their seven amazing kids.