Father Dexter Brewer is a graduate of Yale University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in the history and the theory of music in 1979. From 1979 to 1982 he studied law at the University of Notre Dame and completed his Juris Doctor degree. Justice Frank Drowota of the Tennessee Supreme Court requested that Fr. Brewer join his staff immediately after law school. For a year Fr. Brewer served as law clerk for the justice. He is a member of the Tennessee and Indiana bars.
He returned to Notre Dame to enter religious life and study for the priesthood. He completed his studies in theology at the St. Meinrad School of Theology in Southern Indiana. In 1989 he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Nashville and assigned to teach at Father Ryan High School. He later received his licentiate in canon law from The Catholic University of America.
He is the author of several articles, including A New Tribunal for a New Millennium in CLSA Proceedings 61(1999) 123-135; The Right of a Penitent to Release the Confessor from the Seal: Considerations in Canon Law and American law in The Jurist, 54 (1994):2; Canon 524 and the Systematic Participation of the Laity in the Selection of Pastors in Studia Canonica 29 (1995) 481-492.
Since December of 1995, Fr. Brewer has served as judicial vicar for the Diocese of Nashville. He is currently serving as pastor of Christ the King Parish on Belmont Boulevard in Nashville.
Dinner Cost: $35 if paid by cash or check/$36.50 if paid by credit card via website. Attendance for program only: is free. However, RSVP is required. RSVPs are due by noon the Monday before the meeting. Cancellation Deadline is noon, Monday prior to meeting. Dinner RSVP is commitment to pay, unless canceled by the above deadline.