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Mrs. Kathleen Murphy Castillo

Title: Director
Department: Theological Field Education

Earned Degrees
M.A.P.M. Christ the King Seminary, 2005
M.A. School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 1983
B.A. Sociology/Social Work, Daemen College, 1978
Universidad de Valencia, Spain, Semester Abroad, 1976

Service Activities
Ms. Castillo administers supervised ministry for seminarians, other graduate students and students in the program of Continuing Education in Pastoral Studies. She recruits and assists ministry sites and supervisors, enabling them to effectively guide students in pastoral education. She teaches students and supervisors in matters related to supervision and theological reflection, and coordinates theological reflection seminars.

Ms. Castillo is a member of the Seminarian Formation Team, which guides students in priestly formation, and provides input to the faculty. Likewise for commuters earning a degree, she works collaboratively with the Director of Ministerial Development and the Assistant Academic Dean to provide guidance to students and input to the faculty.

Her particular background in community-based organizations is reflected in the Central City Practicum summer graduate level immersion experience in Buffalo.

Member of Ministerial Leadership Committee of the Commission for Journey in Faith and Grace
Advisory Committee, Clinical Pastoral Education, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo
Advisory Committee of the Sisters of Social Service, Buffalo

Professional Memberships
Association for Theological Field Education
Catholic Association for Theological Field Education
National Association of Social Workers

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