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Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ, named next president of Trinity High School, St. Louis

April 5, 2018 - St. Louis – Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ, will be the next president of Trinity Catholic High School starting July 1, 2018.  

The announcement came from the St. Louis Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education after Sr. Karl Mary Winkelmann, SSND, announced in November 2016 her intention to retire. Ssr. Winkelmann has served as president of Trinity since its establishment in 2003. After a nearly two-year period of searching for and vetting prospective candidates, the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education selected Fr. Putthoff as the next president. 

Father Putthoff is a charismatic and innovative leader, with a knack for networking and fundraising.

The archdiocese’s associate superintendent for secondary schools, Dr. Robert Oliveri, said that Fr. Putthoff’s primary agenda will be ensuring the sustainability of Trinity Catholic. The need for additional funding and heightened donor support has increased over the last two years as Trinity’s student population has increased approximately 21% and the cost of education has continued to climb.

Father Putthoff is known to many St. Louisans from his years teaching at St. Louis University High School from 1991-1994 and from retreats at White House Retreat. From Kansas City, Mo., he graduated from Rockhurst High School in 1983 and entered the Society of Jesus in 1985. He was ordained at St. Louis University high School in 1998. 

He served as associate pastor for two years in Camden, N.J., before co-founding Hopeworks N’ Camden in 1999. The nonprofit organization was an outreach and resource center for the youth living in Camden, one of the most impoverished communities in the country. He served as executive director there until 2016, when he became president of St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy in Toledo, Ohio. 





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