Holy Spirit Seminary

Faculty & Staff


Fr John Hogan portrait
Very Rev John Hogan

Rector of Holy Spirit Seminary

Father John originally comes from northern England. He was ordained in 1981. Before coming to Australia in 1995 he worked in the fields of priestly formation, spirituality and retreat giving. In Australia he has had parish experience in Guildford, Penrith, Castle Hill and Richmond. He has been at Holy Spirit Seminary since January 2008.

Specialisation: Psychology. Spirituality.

Very Rev Chris de Souza VG EV


Currently Father Chris is the Vicar-General and Episcopal Vicar of Education of the Diocese of Parramatta. He was ordained in Sydney in 1983 and has a wide experience in parish work, prison ministry and diocesan management.

Specialisation: Spirituality. Physics

Fr Peter Lamont
Rev Peter Lamont

Spiritual Director


Rev Wim Hoekstra

Academic Director








Rev Robert Riedling

Pastoral Director


George Harb
George Harb


George is obviously the most important man in the house! For most of his adult life George has been involved in the hospitality industry. As  Master Chef he is in much demand and is frequently Chef at the V.I.P. Lounge at Telstra Stadium. The seminary is lucky to have George as its full-time chef. His speciality is turning the ordinary into the gourmet. Residents of the seminary are advised to undertake a daily workout!

Glenda Gallie

House Keeper




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