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seminaryaerial2.jpgAt Holy Cross Seminary, we are blessed with the presence of many dedicated staff, who have been called into our ministries.Please use the form to the right to send us a general enquiry, or the contact details below for more specific queries. 

Staff Profiles

 
 

 


 
Mons Peter Jeffrey (Rector)
I am a priest of the Diocese of Sandhurst in Victoria, Australia; and was appointed in 2011 by the New Zealand Bishops to be the Rector of Holy Cross Seminary.  I was ordained in 1963 and have been involved in seminary formation work for over 20 years. I spent twelve years on the staff of Corpus Christi Provincial Seminary, in Melbourne, including six as rector. I later spent eight years - including four as rector - at the Pacific regional Seminary in Suva, Fiji. Immediately prior to my appointment to Holy Cross Seminary I was parish priest at St Brendan's parish in Shepparton - a country parish in northern Victoria - for 16 years.  In addition to my seminary and parish-based roles, I was also Chair of the Sandhurst School Education Board for 15 years, Director of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (representing the priests of Victoria) and Chair of a diocesan Ecumenical Commission for 14 years. I see my 28 years as a pastoral priest in parishes of a country diocese as valuable preparation for my role in the New Zealand seminary
Fr Steve Lowe (Formation Director)
I was ordained a priest in 1996 for the Diocese of Christchurch. I served as the assistant priest in Mairehau, Ashburton and Greymouth parishes before being appointed parish priest of Timaru North. After completing a Licence in Spiritual Theology I was appointed to Holy Cross Seminary in 2008. 
Leona Garchow  Sr Leona Garchow (Pastoral Director)
I am a Sister of Mercy with a background in teaching. For many years my ministry was in Tertiary Chaplaincy at the University of Otago. I have a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counselling and I am also trained as a Spiritual Director.  I came to Auckland in 2008 and joined the staff at Holy Cross Seminary.
 
Alan Roberts  Fr Alan Roberts (Spiritual Director)
I am a priest of the Archdiocese of Wellington.  I joined the staff of Holy Cross Seminary in 2012 as Spiritual Director. I was ordained in 1972 and have had many years of interest and involvement in contemplative prayer and Ignatian spirituality. I have also written three books to assist and ancourage others to deepen their prayer life. Prior to joining the seminary staff, I was Parish Priest at St Mary's parish in Blenheim for six years.
 
Fr Stuart Sellar (Senior Priest in Residence)
I am a priest of Dunedin diocese, ordained in 1959. In the early part of my priestly life I worked as Director of Catholic Social Services, Dunedin, and as a parish priest. In 1985 I was appointed to the staff of the national seminary which was then located at Mosgiel. For a time I was also Dean of the Faculty of Theology at Otago University. After completing doctoral research and teaching theology in Australia, I moved to Auckland to teach Pastoral Theology at Good Shepherd College. I now live with the seminary community as a “Senior Priest in Residence.”
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Physical Address: 44 Vermont St, Ponsonby
Postal Address: Private Bag 47 914, Ponsonby Auckland 1144
Telephone (09) 360 5375


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