David M. O'Connell

David Michael O'Connell CM (born April 21, 1955) is a member of the Congregation of the Mission, commonly called the Vincentian Fathers, and a past President of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He is currently the Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey, in the United States.


David M. O'Connell

Bishop of Trenton
ArchdioceseNewark
DioceseTrenton
AppointedJune 4, 2010
InstalledDecember 1, 2010
PredecessorJohn M. Smith
Orders
OrdinationMay 29, 1982
by Joseph Mark McShea
ConsecrationJuly 30, 2010
by John M. Smith, John J. Myers, and Donald Wuerl
Personal details
Born (1955-04-21) April 21, 1955 (age 66)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
ResidenceTrenton, New Jersey, United States
ParentsArthur J. and June O'Connell
Previous post(s)President of The Catholic University of America (1998–2010)
Alma mater
MottoMinistrare non ministrai
(To serve and not to be served)
Styles of
David M. O'Connell
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop