Fr. Love enrolled at Westmont College where he majored in Political Science and Economics, graduating in 1984. He entered St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, and was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1990. He started serving as a diocesan clergyman in parish work for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA in 1990. During this time, he went back to school and received a doctorate from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where he studied the moral formation of medical students. Father Love has served in numerous pastoral assignments as associate pastor, administrator and pastor. He is currently pastor of St. Mark’s University Parish, serving the students and faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). He is a magistral chaplain of the Order of Malta, which is an international organization directed toward those suffering the double cross of sickness and extreme poverty. He is a member of an Institutional Review Board for scientific protocols at Amgen, Inc. in Thousand Oaks, CA and is a chaplain – With Professor Bill Nelson of Westmont - at the 146th Air Wing of the Air National Guard. Father Love has published several peer-reviewed articles on the relationship between medicine and religion.
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