RECTOR & HUMAN DEVELPOMENT DIRECTOR
Fr. Paul Farrer STB is the Rector. He was ordained priest for the Diocese of Middlesbrough in 1994 having studied in Valladolid. Work as a Parish Priest in four different parishes gives him a wealth of pastoral experience. He also has five years experience as hospital chaplain and has acted as Diocesan Youth Chaplain for 17 years. Fr Paul sat on the Bishop’s Councils for Liturgy, Education and Safeguarding was the Director of the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage for 8 years and has been the Diocesan Vocation Director. Nationally, he was a board member of CYMFed (The Catholic Youth Ministry Federation) and The National Office for Vocation. He has helped produce the catechetical resources, He joined the College staff as Vice-Rector in September 2016 and succeeded Mgr. John Pardo as Rector in September 2017.
Mgr Roger Reader is the Vice-Rector of the Royal English College of St Alban. He served as the Catholic Bishops’ Prisons’ Adviser and Chaplain to Feltham Prison in south west London for 20 years. He is a priest of the Diocese of Westminster and has been ordained for 22 years. Before his ordination in the Catholic Church was a minister in the Church of England.
Father Christopher J. Willis STL is the Spiritual Director. Born in Bradford, Yorkshire he studied for the priesthood at Ushaw College, Durham. Ministering in parishes in the Leeds Diocese he was sent, after his Silver Jubilee, to study for a license in Spiritual Theology at the Angelicum University of St Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He has served as Spiritual Director for four years at the Venerable English College Rome. He was pleased and honoured to be appointed to the college staff in September 2015.
Sr. Patricia Grady ODN. Patricia Grady was born in Hamilton, Scotland where she grew up with her sister and two brothers in a loving Catholic family. She entered the Company of Mary Our Lady in Cobham, Surrey where she began her Religious Formation. After Final Profession and completing her teacher training she has spent her life teaching Food Technology and Theology in various schools in London, Dublin and Glasgow. After four years in Logroño, La Rioja, Patricia returned to teach again in Notre Dame Cobham where she was the school Chaplain. She continues to assist in various ways within the School community. It is with great joy that she begun in September 2015 this new phase of working for the Kingdom here in Valladolid.
Human Development Advisor
Rev. Dr Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne
BA (Hons), STB, MA, MSW, D.Min, MBACP (accred.)
Executive Director St. Luke’s Centre
Fr Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne, is a priest of Salford diocese, England. After completing undergraduate studies in England, Fr Gerard studied for the Priesthood at the Venerable English College Rome and was ordained in July 1998. He has a Masters in Spirituality from the Angelicum University in Rome, a Masters in Clinical Social Work and a Doctorate in Counselling from Boston University, USA. After completing his doctorate in Boston he spent two years on the staff at the Saint Luke Institute in Maryland. He has worked in clergy support, counselling and the promotion of clergy wellbeing since 1997. He was appointed executive director of St Luke’s Centre Manchester in 2005. In addition to clinical work and experience Fr Gerard has extensive formation experience and is currently the Human Formation Tutor at the English College Rome, Irish College Rome and English College Valladolid Spain. He has facilitated ongoing formation, education and clergy wellness workshops within the UK, Ireland and internationally. Fr Gerard has been Parish Priest of two parishes and has direct experience of parish ministry in the aftermath of clergy sexual abuse. He has consulted internationally on Safeguarding issues in Church life and ministry. In his spare time, Fr Gerard is the Senior Chaplain to Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force. He is a proud Mancunian and supports Manchester United. He has a Westie called Monty and a Niece and Nephew.
Please feel free to contact Fr Gerard by email or on 00 44 (0) 1612264563
(England & Wales): Mrs. Jane Jones
(Spain): Prof. Dr. Esther Muñiz Espada