Rev. Damien Cook
Having moved from Ohio to Omaha, NE, at the age of 6, Fr. Cook grew up in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish.
He graduated from Creighton University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, theology, and Latin and later obtained Master of Arts in Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD.
Fr. Cook was ordained a priest in June of 1999 for the Archdiocese of Omaha. Fr. Cook served as a parochial vicar at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha from 1999 until 2002 and at St. Patrick Church in Fremont from 2002 until 2004.
Fr. Cook was installed as pastor of St. Peter Church in Omaha on the Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul on June 29, 2004. After serving at St. Peter for nearly eleven years, Fr. Cook became the pastor of Christ the King Parish in Omaha as of May 1, 2015.
Fr. Cook was also the director of the Respect Life Apostolate, the pro-life office of the Archdiocese of Omaha, from October of 2005 until July 1, 2012. To watch brief videos about Fr. Cook's vocational journey, please click here. To learn more about the Respect Life Apostolate, please visit its website here.