Joseph Kolcun
Class Year

In February of 2023, after 20 years of residence in Tampa, Florida, I moved to upstate New York where I have friends and family in the Binghamton area. As a Project and Engineering manager, I worked over the past 15 years leading global projects in the Biopharmaceutical industry.  I have also spent a year in Belize as a math teacher, assisted with the startup of a Catholic radio station, and spent several years helping Ave Maria University with its “Founders Club” chapters.

I’ve been truly blessed to travel extensively and have found my “home” in Catholic Churches and adoration chapels across the globe. While in Tampa, I was involved with our church retreats for men, catechism class, enjoyed driving our homebound Mass bus, and assisted with feeding the poor and bringing the Eucharist to the homebound. I continued similar ministries at St. Rose of Lima parish in Syracuse, NY. The good Lord and others have been tapping on my heart for some time regarding a call to the priesthood. I heard many good things about Pope St John XXIII Seminary from multiple sources. PSJS is a great fit for my continued formation and discernment.