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Seminary adds new faculty and staff

by S Lankes

Rev. Robert Wozniak, Eileen Warner and Rev. Michael Monshau join seminary community.

Mon, Mar 16th 2015 09:00 am

Christ the King Seminary has announced the addition of three new members to its faculty and staff: Rev. Robert Wozniak, Associate Director of Formation, Eileen Warner, Director of Mission and Pastoral Outreach, and Rev. Michael Monshau, Professor of Homiletics.

Father Robert Wozniak joined Christ the King Seminary in January after most recently serving as parochial vicar at St. Joseph Cathedral. An alumnus of the seminary, Father Wozniak has also been a member of the Jesus Caritas Fraternity of Priests since 1989.  In his new role, he will be part of the Formation Team at the seminary where he will assist seminarians in developing and strengthening their vocational and spiritual lives.

Eileen Warner, also a Christ the King alumna, joined the seminary in late February after having  ministered at both the diocesan and parish level over the past twenty years. As the Director of Mission and Pastoral Outreach, a newly created position, Eileen will be responsible for sharing the mission of the seminary, coordinating formative workshops, guest lectures and courses. Eileen will minister throughout the diocese, sharing the mission of the seminary as being a place of ongoing educational and spiritual formation for clergy, parish leaders and lay ecclesial ministers. Eileen and her husband, Bob, have four young adult children and reside in Amherst.

Father Michael Monshau, O.P. will join Christ the King faculty this coming summer. He was previously part of the faculty in the theology department at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy, where he also received his Licentiate of Sacred Theology in 2010.  Father Michael holds a Ph.D. in Homiletics from Vanderbilt University and four master's degrees in homiletics, theology, divinity, and religious studies. Father Michael will primarily work to educate seminarians in developing appropriate methods of preparing and delivering homilies for various liturgical settings.  Father will also serve as an Associate Director of Formation.

Rev. Joseph Gatto, President-Rector of Christ the King Seminary, said he is excited to announce these new additions and believes they continue the momentum the seminary is experiencing. "Adding these three very talented individuals to our community will further build upon the resurgence Christ the King Seminary is blessed to be experiencing," Father Joe said. "It is an extremely exciting time for us - a graced time where more and more individuals are discovering Christ the King as a place where their faith comes alive and the Lord's call becomes clear."


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