Meet Some of the Paulist Fathers

The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle (“The Paulist Fathers”) is a dynamic community of Catholic priests who share the Good News of Jesus Christ with great joy.

Here are just some of these men.

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Meet the Priest Paulists
Fr. Eric Andrews, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Eric Andrews is president of the Paulist Fathers and past president of Paulist Productions.

Fr. Rich Andre, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Rich Andre is associate pastor of St. Austin Church in Austin, TX.

Fr. Donald Andrie, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Donald Andrie is pastor of St. John XXIII University Parish in Knoxville, TN. He also leads parish retreats.

Fr. John Ardis, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Ardis is our senior director of mission advancement, leading our fundraising and marketing initiatives.

Fr. Jamie Baca, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Jamie Baca is associate director of the University Catholic Center at UCLA in Los Angeles.

Fr. John Behnke, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Behnke is vice president of the Paulist Fathers and superior of our community in New York City.

Fr. Matthew Berrios, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Matthew Berrios, a native of Grand Rapids, MI, and a graduate of Grand Valley State University, was ordained in May, 2017.

Fr. Steven Bell, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Steven Bell is a Catholic campus minister at St. Thomas More Newman Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Fr. Kenneth Boyack, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Kenneth Boyack is vice president of Paulist Evangelization Ministries.

Fr. Charles Brunick, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Charles Brunick is based at our motherhouse in New York City. He most recently served as pastor of St. Philip Neri Church in Portland, Oregon.

Fr. Bernard Campbell, C.S.P.

A veteran campus minister, Paulist Fr. Bernard Campbell leads a new parish mission called "Will our Faith Have Children?".

Fr. William Cantwell, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. William Cantrell was ordained in 1956. During his long priesthood, he has served in parishes across the United States.

Fr. Robert M. Cary, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Robert Cary, based in Chicago, leads parish missions.

Fr. John E. Collins, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Collins leads parish missions throughout the United States and Canada.

Fr. René Constanza, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. René Constanza is director of the Catholic Information Center in Grand Rapids, MI.

Fr. Frank Desiderio, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Frank Desiderio is first consultor, or chief advisor, to the president of the Paulist Fathers.

Fr. Frank DeSiano, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Frank DeSiano is president of Paulist Evangelization Ministries and our seminary's director of formation.

Fr. James DiLuzio, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. James DiLuzio leads dynamic parish missions and retreats across the United States and Canada.

Fr. Kevin Devine, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Kevin Devine has been a priest for more than 60 years. From 1962 to 1993, he served as a U.S. Army chaplain.

Fr. Charlie Donahue, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Charlie Donahue is a member of our General Council.

Fr. John Duffy, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Duffy served as president of our community from 2002 to 2010.

Fr. Dave Dwyer, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Dave Dwyer is executive director of our media ministry Busted Halo and hosts "The Busted Halo Show" on SiriusXM.

Fr. Michael Evernden, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Michael Evernden is based at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. He offers parish retreats and days of recollection.

Fr. John Foley, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Foley is a practicing canon lawyer who advises priests experiencing difficulty in their lives and ministries.

Fr. Tom Gibbons, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Tom Gibbons is associate pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Los Angeles, CA.

Fr. Jimmy Hsu, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Jimmy Hsu is associate director of the University Catholic Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Fr. John Hurley, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Hurley has spent four decades leading Catholic evangelization efforts across the United States.

Fr. Mark-David Janus, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Mark-David Janus is president and publisher of Paulist Press and a clinical psychologist.

Fr. John Kenny, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Kenny is based in Vero Beach, FL. He is available to lead a variety of continuing education programs.

Fr. Thomas Kane, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Thomas Kane leads Paulist Reconciliation Ministries, Landings International and Paulist Pilgrimages.

Fr. Charles Kullman, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Charles Kullmann is pastor of St. Austin Church in Austin, TX.

Fr. Paul Lannan, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Paul Lannan is based at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Los Angeles. He served for many years in his native Toronto and in Boston.

Fr. James Lloyd, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. James Lloyd, age 96, hears confessions and provides counseling services at our motherhouse in New York City.

Fr. Kevin Lynch, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Kevin Lynch is president emeritus of Paulist Press.

Fr. Joseph Mahon, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Joseph Mahon has been a priest for more than 60 years. For decades, he traveled the United States as part of our preaching apostolate.

Fr. Gilbert Martinez, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Gilbert Martinez is pastor of our mother church, the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, in New York City.

Fr. Michael McGarry, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Michael McGarry is director of the Paulist Center in Boston and immediate past president of the Paulist Fathers.

Fr. Vincent McKiernan, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Vinny McKiernan is a campus minister at St. Thomas More Newman Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

Fr. James McQuade, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. James McQuade was a longtime hospital chaplain.

Fr. Bruce Nieli, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli leads parish missions and retreats, and speaks at a variety of diocesan and regional conferences.

Fr. Ed Nowak, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Ed Nowak is a Catholic campus minister at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

Fr. Steven Petroff, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Steven Petroff, a native of Clarkston, MI, was ordained in May, 2017.

Fr. Larry Rice, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Larry Rice serves as director of the University Catholic Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Fr. Ronald G. Roberson, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Ronald G. Roberson serves at the USCCB Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.

Fr. Terry Ryan, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Terry Ryan leads a variety of retreats and spirituality programs.

Fr. Tom Ryan, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Tom Ryan directs the Paulist Fathers Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations.

Fr. Dick Sparks, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Dick Sparks is based in Austin, TX. He leads parish missions, retreats and workshops.

Fr. Thomas Stransky, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Thomas Stransky helped to write the Vatican II document "Nostra Aetate." He was Paulist Fathers president from 1970 to 1978,

Fr. Tom Tavella, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Tom Tavella serves at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco.

Fr. Dat Tran, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Dat Tran is our vocation director. He works with men who are discerning a call to the priesthood and religious life.

Fr. Rick Walsh, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Rick Walsh serves as superior of the Paulist Fathers in Boston.

Fr. Stuart Wilson-Smith, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Stuart Wilson-Smith, a native of Eastern Canada, was ordained in May, 2017.