Sacred Heart School of Theology has announced several leadership appointments for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Fr. Javier Bustos, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, has been named vice president for external affairs, replacing Fr. Tom Knoebel, who is retiring after 32 years with the seminary. Fr. Bustos had been director of Sacred Heart’s Master of Arts Program, and an assistant professor of systematic theology. He holds S.T.D. and S.T.L. degrees from the Academia Alfonsiana in Rome.
Fr. Donald Loskot, SDS, will become the new vice president for pastoral formation, replacing Fr. Bob Schiavone, who retired this spring after 23 years at Sacred Heart. Fr. Loskot, who holds an Ed.D. degree from the University of San Francisco, joined the seminary in 2012 as an assistant professor of pastoral studies.
Fr. Paul Kelly, SCJ, has accepted the newly created position of vice president for spiritual formation at the seminary. Fr. Kelly, who took his M.Div. degree from Sacred Heart, has served in many faculty positions at the seminary, dating to 1986. Most recently, he served as associate director of human and spiritual formation. Fr. Kelly also holds an M.A. degree from St. Mary University. Previously, the areas of spiritual formation and human formation were combined under one vice president.
Fr. Stephen Malkiewicz, OFM, who had been head of human and spiritual formation, will continue as vice president for human formation. Fr. Malkiewicz holds an M.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Fr. Michael Weldon, OFM, will be taking on new responsibilities as he becomes the new professor of homiletics. Fr. Weldon, who joined the SHST faculty in 2003, replaces Fr. André Papineau, who retired after 34 years. Fr. Weldon holds a D.Min. degree from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago.
Fr. Scott Jones, SDS, assistant professor of church history since 2010, has accepted the additional responsibility of director of the Master of Arts Program, replacing Fr. Bustos. Fr. Jones holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and a D.Min. from the University of St. Mary of the Lake.
“Sacred Heart School of Theology is very fortunate to be blessed with the talents of these priests – fine teachers and gifted administrators serving God’s Church through the formation of her seminarians for priesthood,” said Msgr. Ross A. Shecterle, president-rector of the seminary. “I am moved by the commitment and dedication of our entire faculty to their ministry, and especially by the service of these leaders accepting new responsibilities here at Sacred Heart,” he said.