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Father Vincent Fortunato, O.F.M.Cap., M.A.

  • Father Fortunato, a priest of the Province of the Stigmata Capuchin Franciscans, has served as vocation director, novicemaster, a member of the general council and provincial. He has taught the art of spiritual direction at Washington Theological Union, Washington, D.C. Currently, he serves as a retreat master and teacher in the art of contemplative spiritual direction. A graduate of Creighton University’s Christian Spirituality Program, Father Fortunato is assistant director of the IPF Seminar.

Father Joseph Kelly, D.Min.

  • Father Kelly, director of the IPF seminar, has established a model training program through which local diocesan priests learn the art of spiritual direction, enabling them to become adjunct spiritual directors serving the local seminary. A priest of the Archdiocese of New York, ordained in 1978, Father Kelly is presently pastor of St. Anthony’s Church, Bronx, N.Y. From 1988-1995 he served as Director of Spiritual Formation/Spiritual Director at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, Yonkers, N.Y.

Monsignor Robert Panke, S.T.L.

  • Monsignor Panke is currently serving as the rector of the new college seminary in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. He is the President of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD).

Father Nicholas Rouch, S.T.D.

  • Father Rouch is currently serving as the Superintendent of Schools in the Diocese of Erie, PA while also living as a member of the spiritual formation staff at St. Mark’s Seminary.