Seminarian Division

Faculty & Staff

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Rev. Daniel Leonard

Rector

  • S.T.L. Dogmatic Theology 1999 – Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum
  • Ph.D. Philosophy 1997 – Pontifical Gregorian University
  • Ph.L. Philosophy 1990 – Pontifical Gregorian University
  • B.Phil. Philosophy 1988 – Pontifical Gregorian University

  • Administrative Assistant: Val Carey
Rev. Daniel Leonard

Contact

303.282.3427
father.leonard@archden.org




Rev. Jason Wallace

Vice-Rector | Formation Advisor

  • S.T.L. Sacred Theology 2006 – Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum
  • B.Phil. Philosophy 2001 – Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum
Rev. Jason Wallace

Contact

303.282.3423
father.wallace@archden.org




Rev. Daniel Barron, OMV

Director, Spiritual Formation

  • M.A. Systematic Theology 1996 – St. John Seminary, Boston
  • M.Div. 1996 – St. John Seminary, Boston
  • B.A. Philosophy 1991 – Our Lady of Grace Seminary, Boston
Rev. Daniel Barron, OMV

Contact

303.282.3411
father.barron@archden.org




Dr. Joel Barstad

Academic Dean | Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. Medieval Studies 1998 – University of Notre Dame
  • M.M.S. Medieval Studies 1989 – University of Notre Dame
  • M.A. Early Christian Studies 1987 – Catholic University of America
  • B.A. Classics-History-Politics 1984 – Colorado College
Dr. Joel Barstad

Contact

303.715.3184
joel.barstad@archden.org




Rev. Jose Antonio Caballero

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Theology 2008 – Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum
  • S.T.L. Sacred Scripture 2001 – Pontifical Biblical Institute
  • S.T.L. Dogmatic Theology 1997 – Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum
  • Ph.L. Philosophy 1995 – Pontifical Gregorian University

Contact

303.282.3437
father.caballero@archden.org




Rev. Thomas Cannon, OMV

Spiritual Director

  • M.A. Theology 2011 – St. John Seminary, Boston, MA
  • M.B.A. 1994 – University of Colorado, Denver
  • B.S. Geological Engineering 1987 – Colorado School of Mines
Rev. Thomas Cannon, OMV

Contact

303.282.3410
father.cannon@archden.org




Rev. Peter Fegan, OP

Instructor

  • S.T.L. Moral Theology 2002 – Dominican House of Studies, Washington D.C.
  • M.A. Philosophy 1996 – Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley
  • B.A. Philosophy 1993 – University of Dallas, Dallas

Contact

303.282.3445
father.fegan@archden.org




Dr. Alan Fimister

Assistant Professor

  • S.T.L. Theology 2014 – International Theological Institute, Austria
  • G.D.L. Law 2008 – Northumbria University
  • Ph.D. History 2007 – Aberdeen University
  • S.T.M. Theology 2002 – International Theological Institute, Austria
  • M.A. Philosophy & Theology 1999 – Oxford University, Exeter College
  • M.A. History 1997 – Oxford University, Hertford College
Dr. Alan Fimister

Contact

303.282.3439
alan.fimister@archden.org




Rev. Emilio Franchomme

Instructor

  • S.T.B. Sacred Theology 2004 – Pontifical Lateran University
  • M.Div. 2004 – St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
  • B.Phil. Philosophy 2001 – Pontifical Lateran University
  • B.A. Philosophy 1998 – Regis University, Denver
  • Laurea. Ancient Literatures 1998 – University of Salerno
Rev. Emilio Franchomme

Contact

303.715.3170
father.franchomme@archden.org




Rev. Luis Granados, D.C.J.M.

Associate Professor

  • S.T.D. Sacred Theology 2010 – John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
  • S.T.L. Sacred Theology 2007 – John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
  • S.T.M. Theology 2005 – San Damaso University, Madrid, Spain
  • B.A./M.A. Pharmacy 2001 – St. Paul University – CEU, Madrid, Spain
Rev. Luis Granados, D.C.J.M.

Contact

303.282.3340
father.granados@archden.org




Rev. Andreas Hoeck

Associate Professor

  • S.S.D. Sacred Scripture 2001 – Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome)
  • S.S.L. Sacred Scripture 1997 – Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome)
  • S.T.B. Sacred Theology 1992 – Institutum Sapientiae (Anápolis, Brazil)
  • B.Phil. Philosophy 1987 – Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas / Angelicum (Rome)
Rev. Andreas Hoeck

Contact

303.282.3443
father.hoeck@archden.org




Dr. Sean Innerst

Director, Theology Cycle | Assistant Professor

  • D.Th. Theology 2011 – University of South Africa
  • M.A. Theology 1993 – Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Diploma Philosophy & Liberal Arts 1989 – Our Lady of Grace Seminary
  • B.U.S. Philosophy & Literature 1986 – University of New Mexico
Dr. Sean Innerst

Contact

303.715.3199
sean.innerst@archden.org




Dr. Mark Lawlor

Associate Professor

  • DMA Choral Conducting 2009 – Arizona State University
  • MM Choral Conducting 1993 – Florida State University
  • BM Church Music 1981 – Westminster Choir College
Dr. Mark Lawlor

Contact

303.282.3447
mark.lawlor@archden.org




Msgr. Ken Leone

Spiritual Director

  • M.Div. 1967 – St. Thomas Seminary, Denver
  • S.T.B. Sacred Theology 1967 – St. Thomas Seminary, Denver
Msgr. Ken Leone

Contact

303.282.3418
msgr.leone@archden.org




Dr. Christina Lynch

Director of Psychological Services | Professor

  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology 2005 – Institute for the Psychological Sciences
  • M.S. Clinical Psychology 2000  – Institute for the Psychological Sciences
  • B.A. Liberal Arts 1972 – Long Island University
Dr. Christina Lynch

Contact

303.282.3434
christina.lynch@archden.org




Dr. Thomas McLaughlin

Associate Professor | Interim Director, Philosophy Cycle

  • Ph.D. Philosophy 2001 – University of St. Thomas, Houston
  • M.A. Philosophy 1994 – University of St. Thomas, Houston
  • B.A. Psychology 1980 – University of Texas
Dr. Thomas McLaughlin

Contact

303.282.3367
tom.mclaughlin@archden.org




Rev. Angel Perez-Lopez

Formation Advisor | Assistant Professor

  • S.T.L. Moral Theology 2013 – Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
  • Ph.D. Philosophy 2012 – Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
  • Ph.L. Licentiate Philosophy 2010 – Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
  • S.T.B. Sacred Theology 2005 – St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
  • B.Phil. 2000 – St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
Rev. Angel Perez-Lopez

Contact

303.282.3426
father.perez@archden.org




Dr. Alphonso Pinto

Associate Professor

  • S.T.D. Dogmatic Theology 2008 – Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
  • S.T.L. Dogmatic Theology 2005 – Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
  • M.A. Sacred Scripture 2003 – Christendom College, Front Royal, VA
  • B.A. Theology 2000 – Christendom College, Front Royal, VA
Dr. Alphonso Pinto

Contact

303.282.3310
alphonso.pinto@archden.org




Rev. Gary Selin

Formation Advisor | Assistant Professor

  • S.T.D. Sacred Theology 2011 – Catholic University of America
  • S.T.L. Sacred Theology 2006 – Catholic University of America
  • M.Div. 2003 – St. John Vianney Seminary
  • S.T.B. Sacred Theology 2003 – St. John Vianney Seminary
  • M.A. Theology 1999 – Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
  • B.A. Liberal Arts 1989 – Thomas Aquinas College
Rev. Gary Selin

Contact

303.282.3400
father.selin@archden.org




Dr. Susan Selner-Wright

Archbishop Chaput Chair in Philosophy | Associate Professor

  • Archbishop Charles Chaput Chair of Philosophy at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. Philosophy 1992 – Catholic University of America
  • M.A. Philosophy 1986 – Catholic University of America
  • B.A. Liberal Studies 1983 – University of Notre Dame
Dr. Susan Selner-Wright

Contact

303.282.3416
susan.selner-wright@archden.org




Rev. James Thermos

Director, Spirituality Year

  • M.Div. 2006 – St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
  • S.T.B. Sacred Theology 2006 – St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
  • B.S. Business – University of Colorado at Denver
Rev. James Thermos

Contact

303.282.3415
father.thermos@archden.org




Dr. Carl Vater

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Philosophy 2017 – Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • M.A. Philosophy 2014 – Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • M.A. Theology 2011 – Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • B.A. Theology 2009 – Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
  • B.A. Philosophy 2009 – Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Dr. Carl Vater

Contact

303.282.3430
carl.vater@archden.org




Rev. Hector Chiapa Villarreal

Spiritual Director

  • M.Div. 2006 – St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
  • S.T.B. Sacred Theology 2006 – St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Philosophy 2001 – Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla



Rev. Braden Wagner

Formation Advisor

  • S.T.B. Sacred Theology 2011 – Pontifical Lateran University
  • B.S. Business Administration – Accounting 2004 – University of Colorado
Rev. Braden Wagner

Contact

303.715.3145
father.wagner@archden.org




Rev. Jeffery Wilborn

Spiritual Director

  • S.T.L Sacramental Theology 2001 –  Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm
  • S.T.B. Sacred Theology 1999 – Pontifical Gregorian University
  • B.A. Theology 1996 – Conception Seminary College



Dr. Terrence C. Wright

Director, Pre-Theology Cycle | Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. Philosophy 1992 – Bryn Mawr College
  • M.A. Philosophy 1982 – Villanova University
  • B.A. Philosophy 1980 – St. Vincent College
Dr. Terrence C. Wright

Contact

303.282.3428
terry.wright@archden.org




Staff




Val Carey

Administrative Assistant to the Rector

Assistant to Very Rev. Daniel Leonard, Rector

Val Carey

Contact

303.282.3427
val.carey@archden.org




Tamara Conley

Reference Librarian

  • M.L.I.S. Library and Information Science 2010 – University of Denver
  • B.S. Journalism 1992 – University of Colorado at Boulder
Tamara Conley

Contact

303.715.3146
tamara.conley@archden.org




Cindy Dhority

Chef

Cindy Dhority

Contact

303.715.3172
cindy.dhority@archden.org




Elizabeth Ekelund

Institutional Relations Coordinator

  • M.S. Management and Organizational Behavior 2018 – Benedictine University
  • B.A. Modern Languages 2007 – Metropolitan State University
Elizabeth Ekelund

Contact

303.282.3328
elizabeth.ekelund@archden.org




Shelly Gilbert

Pastry Chef

Shelly Gilbert

Contact

303.282.3172
shelly.gilbert@archden.org




Dr. David Kovacs

Psychological Services Intern

  • Psy.D. Psychology 2016 – Institute for Psychological Sciences
  • M.S. Clinical Psychology 2013 – Institute for Psychological Sciences
  • B.Phil. Philosophy 2002 – Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum



Andrew Langlo

Sous Chef

Andrew Langlo

Contact

303.282.3172
andrew.langlo@archden.org




Joseph McGrail

Library Circulation Assistant

  • B.A., English / Writing. George Mason University, Fairfax

Contact

303.715.3228
joseph.mcgrail@archden.org




Denise Seery

Registrar

  • B.A. Secondary Education 1988 – University of Montana, Missoula
  • B.S. Business 1988 – University of Montana, Missoula
Denise Seery

Contact

303.282.3414
denise.seery@archden.org




Stephen Sweeney

Library Director

  • M.L.I.S. Library and Information Science 2007 – University of Denver
  • B.S. Business Administration 1999 – Regis University
  • B.A. Religious Studies 1999 – Regis University
Stephen Sweeney

Contact

303.715.3192
stephen.sweeney@archden.org




Paul Villamaria

Director of Finance

  • M.B.A. 1989 – Colorado State University
  • B.A. Finance 1987 – Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
Paul Villamaria

Contact

303.282.3318
paul.villamaria@archden.org