Meet Our Instructors


Ronald Novotny, Ph.D., S.T.L.

Dr. Novotny has taught courses on the Universal Catholic Catechism, the Saints and Spirituality, Christology, Mariology, Healing, and the Christian Understanding of the Human Person.






Adrienne T. Novotny, M.Ed.

Mrs. Novotny teaches the Elements of Spiritual Direction and Dynamics of Spiritual Direction. She supervises the Practicum course requirement.






Reverend Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., Ph.D.

Father Apostoli has taught at St. Joseph Seminary in Dunwoodie, N.Y. for the past twenty years.  He is a Past Superior General (Servant) of the Congregation of the Friars of the Renewal.  He has been the instructor for our courses in Franciscan Spirituality, Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit, and Prayer and Spirituality of the Great Saints.  He remains a popular speaker here and on E.W.T.N.





Mother Katherine Caldwell, TOR, M.A.

Mother Katherine Caldwell received her undergraduate degrees in psychology and theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.  She received her Masters in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University, and a Masters in Spirituality and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Creighton University.  Since 1988 she has been a part of founding a new Franciscan community.  For the past nine years she has served as formation director for the sisters and is presently Mother Superior of the Franciscan Sisters of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother.





Reverend Greg Cleveland, O.M.V.

Father Cleveland presently is a teacher and spiritual director at the Lanteri Center for Ignatian Spirituality in Denver, Colorado.  Previously he served for seven years as Rector and Novice Master of Our Lady of Grace Seminary for the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.  Father has extensive experience in retreat work, parish missions and individual spiritual direction.





Reverend Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V., S.T.D.

Father Gallagher, O.M.V. has dedicated years of his life to an extensive ministry of retreat work, spiritual direction, and teaching in the Ignatian spiritual tradition.  He received his doctorate from the Gregorian University in 1983.  As a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, he has taught at Our Lady of Grace Seminary Residence (Boston) and at St. John’s Seminary (Brighton, MA); he was also provincial for two terms for the USA province of the Oblates.  Father Gallagher is the author of five popular books on the Ignatian Exercises.





Regis Martin, S.T.D.

Dr. Regis Martin is a Full Professor of Systematic Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he teaches courses on the Trinity, Incarnation, Church, Grace, Sacraments, and the Last Things.  The author of six books, including The Suffering of Love, Confessions of a Cradle Catholic and Garlands of Grace, he is married and the father of ten children.





Reverend Richard McAlear, O.M.I., S.T.L.

Father McAlear is past director of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate European Sabbatical Program.  He has had a nationally recognized healing and deliverance ministry for over fourteen years.  Father McAlear is a popular speaker, teacher, and homilist.





Alan Schreck, Ph.D.

Dr. Schreck received his doctorate in theology from Notre Dame University.  For many years he was the chairman of the undergraduate theology department at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.  He is the author of nine books, many of them on Church History.