Seminary Leadership

The seminary is governed by a board of trustees, whose chairperson is the Bishop of Buffalo and whose members span a range of persons with expertise in education, business, philanthropy, and church service.


Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, D.D.*, Chairperson
Apostolic Administrator, Diocese of Buffalo, NY

Mrs. Joan Aul
Lockport, NY

Most Reverend Gerard Bergie, D.D., J.C.L.
Bishop, Diocese of St. Catharines, Ontario

Rev. Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard
Lackawanna, NY

Rev. Kevin G. Creagh C.M.*
Christ the King Seminary
East Aurora, NY

Rev. Darrell G. Duffy
Pastor, St. James, Jamestown

Most Reverend Edward M. Grosz, D.D., V.G.*
Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Buffalo, NY

Mr. Ralph M. Jeswald
Orchard Park, NY

Mr. Charles Jones
Wittburn Enterprises, Inc.
Buffalo, NY

Rev. Peter J. Karalus, V.G.*
Vicar General, Diocese of Buffalo, NY

Very Reverend Michael T. Kesicki
Rector, St. Mark Seminary, Erie, PA

Sister Regina Murphy, SSMN*
Chancellor, Diocese of Buffalo, NY

Ms. Christine A. Peters
East Aurora, NY

Mr. James Pokornowski
Allsafe Technologies, Inc.
Cheektowaga, NY

Mr. Michael J. Pratt
Pratt Collard Advisory Partners
Buffalo, NY

Mrs. Susan Swarts
East Aurora, NY

Mr. Keith Waldron
Williamsville, NY

Mr. Francis E. Zabgrobelny
Retired Director of Finance
Ernst & Young


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