Archdiocese names Greg Pulles as its new director of development

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Greg Pulles

Greg Pulles

Greg Pulles of Plymouth has been named director of stewardship and development for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

He begins his new duties Nov. 18.

Pulles was selected after an extensive search process that began last spring when Michael Halloran, the previous director, took a new job in development at the University of Minnesota, the archdiocese announced Oct. 22.

“Greg brings to this position a great personal commitment to responsible stewardship as well as a deep love for our Catholic faith,” Archbishop John Nienstedt said. “I am very grateful for his service to this local Church.”

In addition to his experience in organizational development and stewardship for various non-profit organizations, including the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Providence Academy in Plymouth and St. Paul’s Outreach, Pulles is an attorney who served as general counsel at TCF Financial Corporation from 1985 to 2011.

Prior to that, he was in private practice for over 10 years. Most recently, he was an attorney at Dorsey and Whitney.

Passion for work

Pulles holds both an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Minnesota and is an alumni of DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis.

He is a Board of Governors member at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he has also served as an adjunct professor. He has served as the chairman of the school board at Ascension School in Minneapolis.

“It is a great privilege for me to have this opportunity to work for the Church,” Pulles said. “I am particularly energized to focus on stewardship because of the importance it plays in assisting the Church to continue to do good works in the community.”

“I am honored to lead an already first rate team of people who are so clearly dedicated to the future of the Church,” he added.

In 2012, Pulles combined his love of ancient history, Italian art history, Latin and photography in a book, “Sacred Places: Rediscovering the Churches of Rome,” for which he conducted the research and was both the author and photographer.

Together, he and his wife Michelle have seven children and are parishioners of Holy Name of Jesus in Medina.

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