Kathleen Murphy Castillo

Director of Theological Field Education

Kathleen Murphy Castillo



M.A.P.M. Christ the King Seminary
M.A. School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago (Licensed Master Social Worker) 
B.A. Daemen College (Sociology/Social Work)

Professional Memberships

Association for Theological Field Education
Catholic Association for Theological Field Education — steering committee member

Board Memberships

Advisory Board: Clinical Pastoral Education, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo
Board of Directors: Erie County Council Against Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Buffalo


Ms. Castillo administers supervised ministry for seminarians, other graduate students and students in the program of Continuing Education. 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 work with community-based organizations is reflected in summer graduate-level immersion experiences such as the Central City Practicum in Buffalo.  

Ms. Castillo on the advisory committee for Clinical Pastoral Education, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo and the board of directors of the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.


Buffalo Seminary School