Presbyter Tomás Scherz Take
The representative of the Chancellor at the University who works from the Office of the Vice Chancellor.
When the Chancellor delegates his pastoral duties to him, the Vice Chancellor heads and leads the Campus Ministry. He has the support of the Director of the Campus Ministry to guide and inspire the University ministry and the initiatives to evangelize the culture.
Father Tomás Scherz was born in Viña del Mar on June 25, 1964. He completed his schooling at the Deutsche Schule St. Thomas Morus school and at the Minor seminary. In 1983 he enrolled at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to study philosophy.
At the university he found his vocation, which led him to the Pontificio Mayor seminary in 1986. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from UC and a PhD in Philosophy from Germany’s Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen. He graduated magna cum laude for his research into natural law in St. Thomas Aquinas.
On May 27, 1995, Father Scherz was ordained by Cardinal Carlos Oviedo Cavada. His first destination was the Inmaculada Concepción Parish in Vitacura.
From 2006 to 2007 he was pastor of the Santa Ana Parish while carrying out academic activities at UC and at Alberto Hurtado University. After his PhD studies, he worked at the Campus Ministry Vicariate, where he was Episcopal Vicar from 2008 to 2011. From 2011 to 2017, he was Epispocal Vicar of Education at the Santiago Archdiocese.
Since April 2017, he is the Vice Chancellor of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.