No Photo Available

Last Update


This profile was last updated on .

Is this you? Claim your profile.

Wrong Gintaras Grusas?

Gintaras Grusas


Archdiocese of Vilnius , Lithuania

Get ZoomInfo Grow

+ Get 10 Free Contacts a Month

Please agree to the terms and conditions

I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Grow at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

Archdiocese of Vilnius , Lithuania

Background Information

Employment History


Lithuanian World Youth Association

Technical Consultant for Marketing

IBM Corporation


General Secretary
Lithuanian Bishops' Conference


math/computer science


Web References (3 Total References)

You'd never suspect that the new ... [cached]

You'd never suspect that the new head of the Lithuanian diocese for military services, Bishop Gintaras Grusas '83, was once a typical Southern California boy.

Yet Grusas - "Gint" to his friends - was a blond-haired, blue-eyed Agoura kid who, like many of his friends, went to UCLA, where he majored in math/computer science. After graduating, he worked as a technical consultant for marketing at IBM.
Grusas belonged to the tight-knit Lithuanian-American community, where he was active in church life and served as president of the Lithuanian World Youth Association. Given his involvement with the church, it wasn't a total shock to his friends when, at the age of 28, Grusas decided to chuck it all and enter the priesthood.
"I went back and forth, interested in the priesthood and a whole lot of other things for about 10 years," Grusas says. "At that point, I was up for a promotion at IBM, and as I was preparing for the interviews, I put together a list of things I wanted to do with my life. All of a sudden, I looked at the list and realized that the very wide variety of things I had put down all had something to do with the priesthood."
Photo courtesy of Gintaras Grusas '83. The Bruin and former Southern Californian traded his tech job for a life in theology.
Within two weeks, Grusas had left IBM and begun preparation for seminary studies.
His decision to serve the Lithuanian diaspora honored his father and mother, who were physically separated for a 16-year span that began during World War II and ended in 1960, when Grusas' mother and sister were finally allowed to leave the Soviet Union and join his father in the United States. A year later, Grusas was born.
The young seminarian attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, before moving to Rome to complete his studies. In 1992, he went to Lithuania for summer pastoral practice but was recruited by then-Archbishop Audrys Backis of Vilnius to help prepare for Pope John Paul II's historic visit in September 1993 - the first time a pope had ever visited the country.
Grusas was ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of Vilnius, Lithuania, in 1994, and became general secretary of the Lithuanian Bishops' Conference, a job he still holds even in his new capacity as bishop of the Lithuanian diocese for military services.
Newly ordained as a bishop in September, Grusas' ordinariate includes 14 priests and about 10,000 Lithuanian troops and their dependents.
"The troops that are fighting closer to the front lines in the South are fighting so that the terrorist groups do not do more damage to innocent people in Afghanistan or Europe or the United States," Grusas says.

Catholic Dioceses in the World (Military Ordinariates) [cached]

Bishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (51)

Bishop Gintaras Linas Grušas ... [cached]

Bishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (49)

Similar Profiles

Other People with this Name

Other people with the name Grusas

Karolis Grušas
Kauno SĮ "Kauno planas"

Vidmantas Grusas

Tomas Grusas
UAB "Sporto miestas", Lithuania

Edvardas Grusas
University of Essex

Kestutis Grusas
Bentley Systems , Incorporated

City Directory Icon

Browse ZoomInfo's Business Contact Directory by City

People Directory Icon

Browse ZoomInfo's
Business People Directory

Company Directory Icon

Browse ZoomInfo's
Advanced Company Directory