Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek
University of Notre Dame
Fr. Wheatley joined Nashotah House in 2020 and teaches courses in New Testament, early Christianity, and Greek. His research and teaching interests center on the overlap of liturgy, preaching, and scriptural exegesis in early Judaism and Christianity. This research is currently focused on the Gospels, especially Mark, as well as projects on ritual and liturgy in the New Testament, Biblical interpretation in early Judaism and Christianity, Ancient Apocryphal Acts, and the organization of knowledge in Biblical manuscripts. He has given lectures and papers at international conferences on Biblical Studies and early Christianity in Boston, Denver, San Diego, Oxford, Rome, and Helsinki, and he is preparing several articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals. He is a regular contributor to the Covenant blog of The Living Church.
Fr. Wheatley has served the church in various diocesan and local roles. In the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, he has served as missioner to college students (2010–12) and associate rector of young adults and traditional worship (2012–14) at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas. From 2014–17, he served as founding vicar of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, a merger and of three ethnically diverse parishes into one newly planted congregation. While at Notre Dame, he served several parishes in temporary roles. He has spoken widely in Episcopal, Anglican, Catholic, Evangelical, Mainline Protestant, and Orthodox churches.