Past Directors of the Institute
International Institute for Clergy Formation

Rev. Msgr. James S. Choma

Monsignor James S. Choma is an Archdiocesan priest of Newark, NJ and has been ordained for twenty one years. He has served the church in numerous capacities as Parochial Vicar, C.Y.O. Director, Secretary to the Archbishop, Vocations Director, Director of Emmaus House (a discernment residence for men considering a vocation to priesthood), Secretary for Development, Pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Clark and, in February 2008, he was named the Director of Seton Hall University’s International Institute for Clergy Formation. A graduate of Immaculate Conception Seminary, Monsignor Choma received a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry. He has also received a M.A. in Christian Spirituality and certification in spiritual direction/directed retreats from Creighton University.


Monsignor Joseph R. Reilly, S.T.L, PH.D.

In January 2005, Reverend Msgr. Joseph Reilly '87, S.T.L., Ph.D., rector of the  College Seminary - St. Andrew's Hall at Seton Hall University, also assumed the role of director of Seton Hall's International Institute for Clergy Formation.


Monsignor Reilly was ordained a priest in 1991. A Seton Hall alumnus, Monsignor  Reilly earned an S.T.B degree from the Gregorian University in Rome, an S.T.L degree from the Pontificio Instituto Teresianum in Rome and a Ph.D. in educational administration from Fordham University. He taught at Seton Hall Preparatory School for seven years prior to accepting the position of rector of the College Seminary in 2002. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Fenix Center for Innovative Schools, was a member of the United States Catholic Bishops, Catholic Teaching Task Force, was a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Faithful Citizenship Strategy Committee, is a member of the Board of Trustees for Seton Hall University and a member of the Vocations Board for the Archdiocese of Newark.


As Director, Monsignor Reilly worked to build upon Monsignor Cusack's successful initiatives and reach more young priests, specifically those ordained for 10 years or less.

Reverend Albert Haase, OFM
Albert Haase, OFM, was ordained a priest in 1983 and received a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fordham University in 1990. He has preached parish missions and retreats across the United States and Cameroon, West Africa. In 2004, he returned to the US after spending 12 years as a missionary in mainland China where he ministered as pastor for the English-speaking Catholic community of Beijing while working as the Director of Human Resources for Deloitte Touche. He is the author of five books on popular spirituality. He trains spiritual directors for the diocese of Peoria, IL. He is also co-host of the weekly radio show, “Spirit and Life with Fr. Albert Haase and Sr. Bridget Haase” broadcast on the Relevant Radio network ( and is Director of Seton Hall University’s International Institute for Clergy Formation. His web site is

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Fax (973) 275-2382
Marshall Hall Rm. 13

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