Deacon Phil Hengen

Order: 
Archdiocesan deacons
Jubilee year: 
25th ordination
Birthplace: 
Honolulu, Hawaii
Ordination: 
1992
Education: 

Bachelor’s in psychology, University of Missouri, 1967;

Master’s in social work, Washington University, St. Louis, 1971;

Master's in management and public administration, Webster University, St. Louis, 1976

Service in the archdiocese: 

All Saints Parish, University City, 1992-95

Catholic Student Center, Washington University, 1995-present

Director of Child and Youth Protection, Archdiocese of St. Louis, 2002-2017 (retired 8/31/17) 

About me: 

Hengen and his wife, Mary, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 8. They have two children (Amy and Bridget) and two grandchildren. Hengen has been a social worker for 50 years, including the past 38 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. He served in the U.S. Army as a social work psychology specialist, 1968-70. He described himself as "honored and proud" to receive the archdiocese's highest honor — Order of St. Louis, King — from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson on Aug. 4. He's now the Director of Safe Environment and Professional Conduct for the USA Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus.