Kathleen Murphy Castillo

Director of Theological Field Education




M.A.P.M. Christ the King Seminary, 2005
M.A. School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 1983
B.A. Daemen College, 1978 (Sociology/Social Work)

Additional Study

Universidad de Valencia, Spain, Semester Abroad, 1976

Professional Memberships

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


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.  

Mrs. Castillo has served as a member of Ministerial Leadership Committee of the Commission for Journey in Faith and Grace, is on the advisory committee for Clinical Pastoral Education, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo and the advisory committee of the Sisters of Social Service, Buffalo.


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