Westminster Abbey supplies most of the academic faculty of the Seminary. A number of qualified ordained and lay volunteer faculty also teach some of the courses in the Philosophy and Theology programs.

Faculty of Philosophy

Abbot Alban Riley OSB

Abbot Alban Riley OSB

English Literature, Religious Studies, Latin, History

B.A., Queen’s University, 1979; B.Th., Seminary of Christ the King, 1984; S.T.L., Pontifical International College of St Anselm, Rome, 1989.

Mr. Raphael Donnelly

History, Speech - Drama

B.A., Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA, 1979; J.D., University of the Pacific, Sacramento CA, 1984.

Fr. Benedict Lefebvre OSB

Fr. Benedict Lefebvre OSB

Latin

B.A., Seminary of Christ the King, 2001; B.Th., Seminary of Christ the King, 2004; S.S.L., Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, Rome, 2008.

Fr. Peter Nygren OSB

Fr. Peter Nygren OSB

Philosophy, Psychology

B.A., Seminary of Christ the King, 1989; M.Div., Seminary of Christ the King, 1991; M.A., Simon Fraser University, 1994.

Fr. Joseph Park OSB

Fr. Joseph Park OSB

Biology, Sociology

B.A., Seminary of Christ the King, 1990; M.Div., Seminary of Christ the King, 1991; M.Ed., Western Washington University, 1997.

Dr. Stephen Ogden

English Literature

B.A., Simon Fraser University, 1990
M.A., University of British Columbia, 1992
Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, 2003.

Ms. Margaret Palczynski

Ms. Margaret Palczynski

Latin

B.Sc. (Maj. Anatomy & Microbiology), McGill University, Montreal, QC, 1976; TESL Certificate, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, 1984; M.A. (Applied Linguistics), Concordia University, Montreal, QC,1986

Br. Maximus Spoeth

Br. Maximus Spoeth

Religious Studies, History of Philosophy, Latin

B.A., Thomas Aquinas College, 2001; Ph.L. Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas “Angelicum”, Rome 2015.

Faculty of Theology

Abbot Alban Riley OSB

Abbot Alban Riley OSB

Vatican II Documents, Church History, Patristics, (Pastoral Liturgy)

B.A., Queen’s University, 1979; B.Th., Seminary of Christ the King, 1984; S.T.L., Pontifical International College of St Anselm, Rome, 1989.

Fr. Bryan Duggan

Fr. Bryan Duggan

Pastoral Counselling

Undergraduate studies in Philosophy and Political Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby (2005); B.A., Seminary of Christ the King, Mission (2007); M.Div., Seminary of Christ the King, Mission (2011); M.Psy., Divine Mercy University, Arlington, VA (2019);
PsyD., Divine Mercy University, Sterling, VA (2021).

Fr. Matthew Gerlich OSB

Fr. Matthew Gerlich OSB

Moral Theology

B.A., University of Alberta, 1980; graduate studies in Economics, Queen’s University, 1980-81; M.Div., Seminary of Christ the King, 1992; S.T.L., Accademia Alfonsiana, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, 1996.

Fr. Davide Lanzani

Fr. Davide Lanzani

Dogma

B.A., Seminary of Christ the King, Mission (2009); B.Th., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (2012); M.A., Missiology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (2020); M.A., Dogmatic Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (2021).

Fr. Benedict Lefebvre OSB

Fr. Benedict Lefebvre OSB

Sacred Scripture

B.A., Seminary of Christ the King, 2001; B.Th., Seminary of Christ the King, 2004; S.S.L., Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, Rome, 2008.

Fr. Nicholas Meisl

Homiletics

B.A.Sc., Engineering Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby (2005); B.A., Seminary of Christ the King, Mission (2007); S.T.B., Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome (2012); S.S.L. (summa cum laude), Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome (2018)

Fr. Anthony Nguyen OSB

Fr. Anthony Nguyen OSB

Canon Law

B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 2004; B.Th., Seminary of Christ the King, 2009; Diploma, Priestly Formation, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 2013; S.T.L. Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 2014; J.C.L. University of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce) 2017.

Fr. Joseph Park OSB

Fr. Joseph Park OSB

Social Sciences

B.A., Seminary of Christ the King, 1990; M.Div., Seminary of Christ the King, 1991; M.Ed., Western Washington University, 1997.