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VERY REV. THOMAS A. BAIMA, M.B.A., S.T.D.

VERY REV. THOMAS A. BAIMA, M.B.A., S.T.D.

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Seminary and Graduate School, Professor in the Department of Systematic Theology

B.A., Butler University; S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L., University of St. Mary of the Lake; M.B.A., Templeton Institute; S.T.D., Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Vicar for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Archdioc...


REV. MARTIN BARNUM, D.Min.

REV. MARTIN BARNUM, D.Min.

Director of Pastoral Internship Program, Director of International Students

M.Div., University of St. Mary of the Lake; M.A. in Religious Education, Mundelein College; D.Min., Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. Served as associate pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Winnetka (1974-1979); St Isaac Jogues Parish in ...


MELANIE BARRETT, Ph.D., S.T.D. (Cand.)

MELANIE BARRETT, Ph.D., S.T.D. (Cand.)

Assistant Professor in the Department of Moral Theology

Ph.D. (Religious Ethics), University of Chicago Divinity School. S.T.L. (Systematic Theology), University of St. Mary of the Lake, thesis: “The Viability of ‘New Natural Law’ Theory.” S.T.D. Cand. (Moral Theology), U...


VERY REV. ROBERT BARRON,  M.A. (Phil.),  S.T.D.

VERY REV. ROBERT BARRON, M.A. (Phil.), S.T.D.

Rector/ President, Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Professor of Faith and Culture

Very Reverend Robert Barron became Rector/President of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary on July 1, 2012. Fr. Barron was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1986.  He served as associate pasto...


REV. AUGUST J. BELAUSKAS,  M.A., S.T.L.

REV. AUGUST J. BELAUSKAS, M.A., S.T.L.

Chairperson, Instructor in the Department of Pre-Theology and Associate Dean of Formation

S.T.L., University of St. Mary of the Lake; M.A., Loyola University Chicago. Member of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the American Philosophical Association.


REV. PATRICK J. BOYLE, S.J., M.A. Ph.L., S.T.L., Ph.D.

REV. PATRICK J. BOYLE, S.J., M.A. Ph.L., S.T.L., Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Christian Life

M.A., Loyola University of Chicago; Ph.L., S.T.L., West Baden College; Ph.D., Marquette University. Past Lecturer, Theology, and Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Loyola University. Author of Parvitas Materiae in Sexto in ...


REV. VINCENT P. BATAILLE, O.S.B., M.A., M.Ed.

REV. VINCENT P. BATAILLE, O.S.B., M.A., M.Ed.

Spiritual Director and Confessor

M.A.(Music) University of Notre Dame, M. Ed., DePaul University, Chicago. Mathematics and Language teacher Marmion Academy, Dean of Students Marmion Academy, Prior of Priorato San José, Guatemala, Abbot of Marmion Abbey and President...


LINDA M. CERABONA, B.M., M.A.

LINDA M. CERABONA, B.M., M.A.

Director of Music and Organist

Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts with a Professional Concentration in Roman Catholic Music, De Paul University. Organist and pianist since the age of 11 in the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Joliet. Former Director of Music f...


REV. CHRISTOPHER P. CIOMEK, D.Min.

REV. CHRISTOPHER P. CIOMEK, D.Min.

Associate Dean of Formation, Director of Chicago Seminarians

B.A., Niles College Seminary of Loyola University; M.Div., University of St. Mary of the Lake; D.Min., Barry University. Former Associate Pastor of St. Monica Parish in Chicago and St. Theresa Parish in Palatine. Former adjunct Formation Di...


REV. EMERY A. DE GAAL, Ph.D.

REV. EMERY A. DE GAAL, Ph.D.

Chairperson and Professor in the Departments of Dogmatic Theology and Pre-Theology

V.D., Dipl. Theol. University of Munich (Röm 3,21-31 als paulinischer Austrag des bereits als Traditionsgut vorgefundenen Rechtfertigungsgedankens); Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, Duquesne University. Associate Pastor, Instructor, Membe...


THOMAS DOUGHERTY, B.A.

THOMAS DOUGHERTY, B.A.

Director of Department of Languages

B.A., Sociology, Cross-Cultural Minor, Divine Word College, Epworth, IA. Certificate in Language/Cultural Studies, Nanzan University, Nago-ya, Japan (1984) and Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (1989). Served as Instructional Specialist and A...


REV. MAREK DURAN, S.T.D.

REV. MAREK DURAN, S.T.D.

M.Div., S.T.L., University of Saint Mary of the Lake; S.T.D., Pontificio Istituto Giovanni Paulo II per studi su Matrimonio e Famiglia. Former associate pastor at St. Mary Star of the Sea and Our Lady of Perpetual Help


REV. THOMAS FRANZMAN, M.DIV.

REV. THOMAS FRANZMAN, M.DIV.

Provost and Chief Campaign and Stewardship Officer

AB; M.Div; University of St. Mary of the Lake; Former Associate Pastor of St. Bede Parish, Ingleside, IL and Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, IL; Former Coordinator of Archdiocesan Construction; Former Rector of Quigley Seminary North; Former ...


REV. MICHAEL J.K. FULLER, S.T.D.

REV. MICHAEL J.K. FULLER, S.T.D.

Chairperson and Associate Professor in the Department of Spiritual Theology, Director of Pilgrimage

B.A., Loras College, Dubuque, IA; M.Div., S.T.L., S.T.D., University of St. Mary of the Lake. Ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rockford, IL in 1997. Peace Corps Volunteer, 1990-1992, taught math and science in the Kingdom of Swaziland l...


SR. JUDITH ANNE HAASE, OP

SR. JUDITH ANNE HAASE, OP

Associate Dean of Formation; Director of Field Education/CPE; Pre-Theology II Formator; Director of Pre-Theology II Mission Trip

Springfield Dominican Sister; BA-St. Ambrose, Davenport, Iowa; MA- University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN; Spiritual Direction course-Institute of Spiritual Leadership, Chicago. Former Associate Superintendent of Schools, Diocese...


SCOTT HAHN, Ph.D.

SCOTT HAHN, Ph.D.

William and Lois McEssy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization

 

In 2014, William and Lois McEssy established a Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Biblical ...


REV. SCOTT HEBDEN, S.T.D.

REV. SCOTT HEBDEN, S.T.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Dogmatic Theology

M.A., Westminster Theological Seminary; S.T.L, University of St. Mary of the Lake; S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome; Pastoral Ministry, Philadelphia, 86-89; Faculty member Evangelical Seminary of Caracas, Venezuel...


REV. LAWRENCE R. HENNESSEY, S.T.L., Ph.D.

REV. LAWRENCE R. HENNESSEY, S.T.L., Ph.D.

Professor in the Department of Dogmatic Theology

S.T.B. and M.A./S.T.L., School of Theology, Catholic University of America; M.A. in Classical Languages; and Ph.D., in Classical Philology and Early Christian Theology and Literature, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Catholic Unive...


REV. RONALD HICKS, D.Min.

REV. RONALD HICKS, D.Min.

Dean of Formation, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pastoral Theology and Canon Law

B.A., Niles College of Loyola University, M.Div., D.Min., University of Saint Mary of the Lake. Former Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Chicago, Saint Elizabeth Seton Parish in Orland Hills and Former Dean of Formation of Saint...


PAUL C. HILLIARD, Ph.D.

PAUL C. HILLIARD, Ph.D.

Chairperson and Assistant Professor in the Department of Church History

B.A. in History with Concentrations in Classics and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Dallas; M.Phil in Medieval History, University of Cambridge; Ph.D. in History, University of Cambridge, Thesis: ‘Sacred and Secular Hi...


REV. JOHN KARTJE, Ph.D., S.T.D.

REV. JOHN KARTJE, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Ph.D. University of Chicago; M.Div, S.T.B., University of St. Mary of the Lake; S.T.L, S.T.D., Catholic University of America. Former Associate pastor at St. Benedict Parish. Former Chaplain and Director Sheil Catholic Center, Northwestern ...


REV. DENNIS KASULE, M.Div., S.T.D. (Cand.)

REV. DENNIS KASULE, M.Div., S.T.D. (Cand.)

Associate Dean of Formation, Instructor, Department of Pre-Theology

M.Div., S.T.L., University of Saint Mary of the Lake.  S.T.D. (Cand.) University of Saint Mary of the Lake


PATRICIA KLEIN, M.A.

PATRICIA KLEIN, M.A.

Associate Dean of Formation, Coordinator of Peace and Justice/Gospel of Life Committee, Coordinator, March for Life

B.A. (Developmental Pedagogy) Anahuac University, Mexico City, M.A. (Religious Sciences) Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome. Studies, University of Laval, Quebec. Former Council Member and Assistant to the Dean of Studies of the ...


REV. RONALD KUNKEL, S.T.D.

REV. RONALD KUNKEL, S.T.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Dogmatic Theology, Director of Sacred Liturgy

B.B.A., University of Notre Dame; S.T.B., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; S.T.L., Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm, Rome; S.T.D., University of St. Mary of the Lake. Former Associate Pastor, St. Peter, Skokie. Former Associate Past...


MATTHEW LEVERING, Ph.D.

MATTHEW LEVERING, Ph.D.

The James N. and Mary D. Perry, Jr. Chair of Theology

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.T.S., Duke University, Ph.D. Boston College....


REV. JOHN G. LODGE, S.S.L., S.T.D.

REV. JOHN G. LODGE, S.S.L., S.T.D.

Professor in the Departments of Biblical Studies and Homiletics and Pre-Theology

M.Div., S.T.L., University of St. Mary of the Lake; M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago Circle; S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; Author of Reading Romans 9-11: A Reader Response...


REV. BRENDAN LUPTON, S.T.D.

REV. BRENDAN LUPTON, S.T.D.

Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pre-Theology and Church History

B.A., Catholic University of America; M.Div., S.T.B., S.T.L., University of St. Mary of the Lake; S.T.D., Catholic University of America; Ordained a p...


REV. DOUGLAS MARTIS, Ph.D., S.T.D.

REV. DOUGLAS MARTIS, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Director, The Liturgical Institute, Chairperson of the Department of Liturgy and Music, Associate Professor in the Departments of Dogmatic Theology and Liturgy and Music

M.Div., S.T.L., University of St. Mary of the Lake; Ph.D., Université de Paris IV (La Sorbonne), Historie des religions et anthropologie religieuse; S.T.D., Institut Catholique de Paris. Co-author: Mystical Body/Mystical Voice: Encou...


CHRISTOPHER J. MCATEE, D.Min.

CHRISTOPHER J. MCATEE, D.Min.

Associate Academic Dean, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pastoral Theology and Canon Law; Director of Doctor of Ministry Program

M.Div., D.Min., University of St. Mary of the Lake. Former Director of Campus Ministry and former member of the Departments of Student Services and Religious Studies at Alverno College from 2001-2005. Member of The Association for Doctor of...


DENIS R. MCNAMARA, Ph.D.

DENIS R. MCNAMARA, Ph.D.

Assistant Director and Faculty Member, Liturgical Institute

B.A., History of Art, Yale University; M.Arch.H. and Ph.D., Architectural History, University of Virginia. Author of Heavenly City: The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago (2005), Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the L...


REV. MSGR. CHARLES R. MEYER, M.A., S.T.D.

REV. MSGR. CHARLES R. MEYER, M.A., S.T.D.

Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Dogmatic Theology and Church History

M.A., S.T.D., University of St. Mary of the Lake; B.S. in Library Science at Rosary College. Cataloger at the Vatican Library and post-doctoral student at the Gregorian University, Rome. Academic Dean of the University of St. Mary of the La...


REV. ANTHONY MURAYA, M.Div., S.T.L.

REV. ANTHONY MURAYA, M.Div., S.T.L.

Instructor, Department of Pastoral Theology

M.Div., S.T.L., University of Saint Mary of the Lake,  Former Associate Pastor , St. Paul of the Cross.


ELIZABETH NAGEL, S.S.D.

ELIZABETH NAGEL, S.S.D.

President of the Pontifical Faculty and Professor in the Department of Biblical Studies and Homiletics

M.A. in Theology with a major in Scripture from Mount Angel Seminary, OR; S.S.L. and S.S.D. from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy. Formerly, Full Professor of Sacred Scripture in the Theology Division of Saint Charles Borromeo...


LORRAINE H. OLLEY, M.A. Div., M.A.L.S., D.Min. (cand.)

LORRAINE H. OLLEY, M.A. Div., M.A.L.S., D.Min. (cand.)

Library Director

B.A., Philosophy, Rosary College; M.A., Divinity, and M.A., Library Science, University of Chicago; Advanced Certificate in Preservation Administration, School of Library Service, Columbia University; D.Min. (cand.), University of Saint Mar...


REV. JAMES PRESTA, M.Div., S.T.L., S.T.D.

REV. JAMES PRESTA, M.Div., S.T.L., S.T.D.

Vice Rector for Seminary Administration and Assistant Professor in the Department Dogmatic Theology; Director of Pre-Theology

B.S., Psychology and Theology, Loyola University; S.T.B., M.Div. and S.T.L., University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary; S.T.D. Pontifical University Marianum, Rome, ordained in 1986, Former Rector/President and instructor of The...


REV. CARLOS RODRIGUEZ

REV. CARLOS RODRIGUEZ

Associate Dean of Formation, Director of Counseling Services

M.Div., University of Saint Mary of the Lake. Ordained to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2010. Former Associate Pastor at St. Michael Parish in Orland Park, IL.


REV. ELMER ROMERO, S.T.B., M.DIV.

REV. ELMER ROMERO, S.T.B., M.DIV.

Associate Dean of Formation, Director of Hispanic Ministry, Director of Summer Language Program

S.T.B., M. Div., University of St. Mary of the Lake. “The Spirituality of Diocesan Priesthood and Spiritual Direction, IPF at Creighton University. Former Pastor of St. Mark Parish (06-12). Former associate Pastor of St. Matthias and ...


REV. ROBERT L. SCHOENSTENE, M.A., S.S.L.

REV. ROBERT L. SCHOENSTENE, M.A., S.S.L.

Associate Professor, in the Departments of Biblical Studies and Homiletics and Pre-Theology, D.Min., Theological Coordinator

M.A. (Greek) Loyola University; S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; Graduate study at Pontifical College Josephinum and Semitic studies at University of Wisconsin. Former Spiritual Director, Dean of Men. Former Associate Professor,...


REV. DANIEL S. SIWEK, M.Div., S.T.L.

REV. DANIEL S. SIWEK, M.Div., S.T.L.

Instructor in the Departments of Biblical Studies and Homiletics and Pre-Theology

M.Div., S.T.L., University of St. Mary of the Lake. Former Associate Pastor, St. John Fisher Parish, Chicago; Sacred Heart Parish, Winnetka. Member of the Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics and the Academy of Homiletics.<...


REV. RAYMOND J. WEBB, S.T.L., Ph.D.

REV. RAYMOND J. WEBB, S.T.L., Ph.D.

Professor, Chairperson, Department of Pastoral Theology and Canon Law

M.A. and S.T.L., University of Saint Mary of the Lake; M.A., DePaul University; M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago. Former Associate Professor of Education and Psychology at Niles College of Loyola University. Former Associate Pastor...


REV. BRIAN WELTER, M.Div.

REV. BRIAN WELTER, M.Div.

B.S. in Manufacturing Technology Bradley University; S.T.B., M.Div., University of Saint Mary of the Lake. Ordained a priest in 2005 for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Former Associate Pastor St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Orland Hills, ...


KATHLEEN WISKUS, M.A., D.Min.

KATHLEEN WISKUS, M.A., D.Min.

Associate Dean of Formation; Assistant Professor, Department of Pastoral Theology and Canon Law

B.A. in Religious Studies with focus on scripture, Edgewood College; M.A. in Biblical Hebrew and Semitic Studies, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison; D. Min., University of St. Mary of...


REV. MARTIN A. ZIELINSKI, M.Div., Ph.D.

REV. MARTIN A. ZIELINSKI, M.Div., Ph.D.

Vice President and Director Institute for Ongoing Formation; Associate Professor in the Department of Church History

B.A., Loyola University of Chicago; M.Div., University of St. Mary of the Lake; M.A., Ph.D., Catholic University of America. A member of American Catholic Historical Association, U.S. Catholic Historical Society.


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