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FACULTY & STAFF

Fr. George Sears

Fr. George Sears

Rector

 

 

Fr. George Sears is a graduate of Fordham University and an alumnus of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie. He was ordained a priest in 2005 for the Archdiocese of New York. In his first 10 years of ministry, Fr. Sears was a parochial vicar and pastor, serving in multi-ethnic communities. Before becoming rector, he served as the vice-rector of Cathedral Seminary.

Fr. James King

Fr. James King

Director of Spiritual Formation

 

 

Father James W. King is a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. He was ordained in 1991 and has served in several parishes in the Diocese as a parochial vicar, and as a pastor. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in education from the University of Maryland, a Master’s of Divinity from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Boston College. He is also an assistant adjunct professor of theology at St. John’s University.

Br. Owen Sadlier, Faculty - Pre-Theology Coordinator & Professor

Br. Owen Sadlier

Pre-Theology Coordinator & Professor

 

 

Br. Owen J. Sadlier is a Franciscan Brother of Brooklyn. He professed First Vows in 1965 and was assigned to the Scholasticate of the Franciscan Brothers, Brooklyn Heights. While there, he attended St. Francis College, graduating with a BA in English in 1969. He later obtained an MA degree in English at the University of Notre Dame, and an MA in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America. He served as a teacher in Catholic grammar and high schools until 1995. That year he was assigned to St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and served as an instructor of philosophy until 2017.

Fr. Conrad Osterhout

Fr. Conrad Osterhout

Spiritual Director

 

 

Fr. Conrad is a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (C.F.R.) and currently serves in religious formation for the Friars in New York. He was ordained a priest in 1983, earning his undergraduate degree from Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio in 1977, and a Master of Divinity, from the University of Toronto, Canada, St. Michael school of Theology in 1982. Fr. Conrad served first as a campus minister and then as Associate Dean of Men at Franciscan University in Steubenville. He has also served in pro-life ministry and was on mission in Bradford, England. Fr. Conrad has been a spiritual director for Cathedral Seminary since 2018.

Dr. Robert Palumbo

Dr. Robert Palumbo

Staff Psychologist

 

 

Dr. Robert Palumbo is a Clinical Psychologist and practicing Catholic. He achieved a Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology and a Ph. D. in School and Community Psychology in 1980 from Hofstra University. Until 2002 he had an exclusively private practice, earning High Honors as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of New York. Since 2002, he has been the Staff Psychologist for Cathedral Seminary House of Formation.

Fr. George Sears

Fr. George Sears

Rector

Biography

Fr. George Sears is a graduate of Fordham University and an alumnus of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie. He was ordained a priest in 2005 for the Archdiocese of New York. In his first 10 years of ministry, Fr. Sears was a parochial vicar and pastor, serving in multi-ethnic communities. Before becoming rector, he served as the vice-rector of Cathedral Seminary.

Fr. John Costello

Fr. John Costello

Vice-Rector

Biography

Fr. John J. Costello is a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. He graduated from Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception in 1985, and earned an STB from the Pontifical Gregorian University (1988), and an STL from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family (1994). He has been assigned to various parochial and diocesan assignments since his ordination in 1989, and served for five years as Director of Pastoral Formation at the Pontifical North American College. He is the Vice Rector of Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, and the Director of Seminarians for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Fr. James King

Fr. James King

Director of Spiritual Formation

Biography

Father James W. King is a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. He was ordained in 1991 and has served in several parishes in the Diocese as a parochial vicar, and as a pastor. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in education from the University of Maryland, a Master’s of Divinity from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Boston College. He serves as the Direction of Spiritual Formation at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, Queens. He is also an assistant adjunct professor of theology at St. John’s University.

Br. Owen Sadlier, Faculty - Pre-Theology Coordinator & Professor

Br. Owen Sadlier

Pre-Theology Coordinator

Biography

Br. Owen J. Sadlier is a Franciscan Brother of Brooklyn. He professed First Vows in 1965 and was assigned to the Scholasticate of the Franciscan Brothers, Brooklyn Heights. While there, he attended St. Francis College, graduating with a BA in English in 1969. He later obtained an MA degree in English at the University of Notre Dame, and an MA in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America. He served as a teacher in Catholic grammar and high schools until 1995. That year he was assigned to St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and served as an instructor of philosophy until 2017.

Fr. Conrad Osterhout

Fr. Conrad Osterhout

Spiritual Director

Biography

Fr. Conrad is a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (C.F.R.) and currently serves in religious formation for the Friars in New York. He was ordained a priest in 1983, earning his undergraduate degree from Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio in 1977, and a Master of Divinity, from the University of Toronto, Canada, St. Michael school of Theology in 1982. Fr. Conrad served first as a campus minister and then as Associate Dean of Men at Franciscan University in Steubenville. He has also served in pro-life ministry and was on mission in Bradford, England. Fr. Conrad has been a spiritual director for Cathedral Seminary since 2018.

Dr. Robert Palumbo

Dr. Robert Palumbo

Staff Psychologist

Biography

Dr. Robert Palumbo is a Clinical Psychologist and practicing Catholic. He achieved a Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology and a Ph. D. in School and Community Psychology in 1980 from Hofstra University. Until 2002 he had a private practice, earning High Honors as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of New York. Since 2002, he has been the Staff Psychologist for Cathedral Seminary House of Formation.

Mrs. Susan Santo, Staff - Executive Assistant

Mrs. Susan Santo

Executive Assistant

Mrs. Eileen Maloney, Staff - Secretary

Mrs. Eileen Maloney

Secretary