Seminary Leadership

The seminary is governed by its Members and appointed Trustees.

Members are ex-officio and include the bishop, auxiliary bishop(s), vicar general/moderator of the curia, and chancellor of the Diocese of Buffalo as well as the rector of Christ the King Seminary. The Bishop of Buffalo serves as the chairperson.

Appointed trustees span a range of individuals with expertise in education, business, philanthropy, and church service.



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

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

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

Rev. Kevin G. Creagh C.M.*
Christ the King Seminary
East Aurora, 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. Darrell G. Duffy
Pastor, St. James, Jamestown

Mr. Ralph M. Jeswald
Orchard Park, NY

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

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

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

Buffalo Seminary School