Zugger, Christopher Lawrence 1954-

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ZUGGER, Christopher Lawrence 1954-

PERSONAL: Born November 22, 1954, in Buffalo, NY; son of Henry (a police officer) and Margaret (Watkins) Zugger. Education: St. Bonaventure University, B.A., 1977; Washington Theological Union, M.Div., 1981. Politics: "Moderate." Religion: Byzantine Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: History of Eastern Europe, railroads.

ADDRESSES: Home and office—1840 Palomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Byzantine Catholic priest; youth minister at Byzantine Catholic church in Beltsville, MD, 1977-81; assistant pastor of Byzantine Catholic church in Rahway, NJ, 1981-82; founding pastor of Byzantine Catholic church in Gilbert, AZ, 1982-85; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Albuquerque, NM, pastor, 1985—. Assistant at Byzantine Catholic church in Phoenix, AZ, 1982-85; teacher for OASIS.

MEMBER: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Germans-from-Russia Heritage Society, Association for the Study of Nationalities, Mission Society of the Mother of God (chaplain, 1998-2002).

AWARDS, HONORS: Friends Award, 2002, for "living well in medical adversity."


The Forgotten: Catholics of the Soviet Empire fromLenin through Stalin, Syracuse University Press (Syracuse, NY), 2001.

Editor of diocesan newspaper.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A second book on the Catholic church in the USSR, 1953-91; research on the Greek-Catholic church underground in communist-era Central Europe.