Seminarian Division

Faculty & Staff

View our Staff.

Very Rev. Scott Traynor

Rector

  • J.C.L. Canon Law 2009 – Catholic University of America
  • S.T.B. Theology 1999 – Pontifical Gregorian University
  • B.A. Philosophy 1996 – St. Mary’s University, Winona, MN

At SJV Since 2014

Very Rev. Scott Traynor

Contact

303.282.3427
father.traynor@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

At SJV Since 2011

Rev. Jason Wallace

Contact

303.282.3423
father.wallace@archden.org




Dr. Philip Banning

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Religious/Theological Studies 2010 – University of Denver
  • M.A. Classics 2001 – University of Florida
  • B.A. English Literature 1997 – University of Montana

At SJV Since 2009

Dr. Philip Banning

Contact

303.282.3437
phil.banning@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

At SJV Since 2012

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

At SJV Since 2001

Dr. Joel Barstad

Contact

303.715.3184
joel.barstad@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

At SJV Since 2012

Rev. Thomas Cannon, OMV

Contact

303.282.3410
father.cannon@archden.org




Rev. Luis Escandon

Formation Advisor

  • M.Div. 2006 – St. John Vianney Seminary
  • S.T.B. Sacred Theology 2006 – St. John Vianney Seminary
  • Licentiate Philosophy 1999 – Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (Catholic University of Puebla)
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering 1991 – Universidad Autonoma de Puebla

At SJV Since 2009

Rev. Luis Escandon

Contact

303.282.3435
father.escandon@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

At SJV Since 2015

Dr. Alan Fimister

Contact

303.282.3439
alan.fimister@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

At SJV Since 2014

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)

At SJV Since 2001

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

At SJV Since 1998

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

At SJV Since 2011

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

At SJV Since 2007

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

At SJV Since 2002

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

At SJV Since 2013

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

At SJV Since 2015

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

At SJV Since 2008

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

At SJV Since 2001

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

At SJV Since 2007

Rev. James Thermos

Contact

303.282.3415
father.thermos@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



Dr. André Villeneuve

Assistant Professor

  • S.T.B. Sacred Theology 2014 – Salesian Pontifical University
  • Ph.D. Biblical Studies 2013 – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • M.A. Theology and Catechetics 2005 – Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • M.A. Jazz Saxophone 1998 – University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Austria)
  • B. Com. Management Science 1992 – University of Ottawa

At SJV Since 2012

Dr. André Villeneuve

Contact

303.282.3445
andre.villeneuve@archden.org




Rev. Braden Wagner

Formation Advisor

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

At SJV Since 2016

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

At SJV Since 2016




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

At SJV Since 2001

Dr. Terrence C. Wright

Contact

303.282.3428
terry.wright@archden.org




Staff




Jim Beckman

Leadership Institute

  • M.A. Theology, Evangelization and Catechesis 2010 – Augustine Institute
  • B.S. Elementary Education 1987 – Franciscan University of Steubenville

At SJV Since 2014

Jim Beckman

Contact

303.282.3456
jim.beckman@archden.org




Maricel Celis

Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean & Registrar

  • B.S. Psychology 2006 – Colorado State University

At SJV Since 2017

Contact

303-282-3448
maricel.celis@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

At SJV Since 2009

Tamara Conley

Contact

303.715.3146
tamara.conley@archden.org




Lyn Cotton

Library Assistant

At SJV Since 1998

Contact

303.715.3228
lyn.cotton@archden.org




Cindy Dhority

Chef

At SJV Since 2016

Cindy Dhority

Contact

303-715-3172
cindy.dhority@archden.org




Lynda Fitzsimmons

Coordinator of Administration Processes & Operations

Assistant to Very Rev. Scott Traynor, Rector

At SJV Since 2014

Lynda Fitzsimmons

Contact

303.282.3427
lynda.fitzsimmons@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

At SJV Since 2016




Andrew Langlo

Sous Chef

Andrew Langlo

Contact

303.282.3172
andrew.langlo@archden.org




Heather Levrant

Library Assistant

  • J.D., Law. Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse. 2016.
  • B.A., Social Sciences. State University of New York at Buffalo. 2013.

At SJV Since 2017

Contact

303-715-3234
heather.levrant@archden.org




Denise Seery

Registrar

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

At SJV Since 2015

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

At SJV Since 2007

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

At SJV Since 2015

Paul Villamaria

Contact

303.282.3318
paul.villamaria@archden.org