Fr. Russell McDougall, C.S.C., assumed the rectorship of Tantur in July of 2014. He addressed the participants on a number of occasions:
- Beauty and Biblical Narrative (Sept. 24).
- Mount of Olives (Nov. 10).
- Scripture, Ecology, and Laudato Si’ (Nov. 17).
An ordained priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross since 1991, he holds a masters of divinity from the University of Notre Dame and a licentiate of sacred theology from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. A native of northwest Indiana, he has more than 13 year’s ministry experience with the Holy Cross in Kenya and Uganda.