According to the Washington Post:
Conroy succeeds the Rev. Daniel P. Coughlin, who was tapped by then-Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) to become the first Catholic to hold the job. Coughlin resigned last month after 11 years of service.
A Jesuit who previously served as chaplain of Georgetown University for a decade, Conroy currently teaches theology at Jesuit High School in Portland, Ore. He is a native of Washington State and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1983, according to Boehner's office.