The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity has four new faculty and staff members: Dr. William Stevenson, Father Kevin Zilverberg, Dr. John Froula and Tizoc Rosales.
Stevenson is a tenure-track faculty member in systematic theology. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in theology and history from the College of St. Thomas and a Ph.D. in theology from Boston College.
He has served as an adjunct professor at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity; as a writer/consultant for the National Catholic Rural Life Conference; as director of theology at Providence Academy; as an assistant professor of Catholic studies and theology at the University of St. Thomas; as a tutor (professor) at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland; and as an adjunct professor at the Institute for Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida.
Zilverberg, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is teaching sacred Scripture and also is serving as a formation director for seminarians.
Zilverberg earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and Catholic Studies at Saint John Vianney College Seminary and a certificate from the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in 2003. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in sacred theology and a Master of Divinity degree from St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, Zilverberg was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Sioux Falls in 2007. He served as parochial vicar in Sioux Falls from 2007-2009, and in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Westport, South Dakota, from 2009-2011. He completed his licentiate in sacred theology from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome in June 2014.
Froula is a tenure-track faculty member in systemic theology. Froula earned a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Teresa in 2006 and a Ph.D. in theology from Ave Maria University in 2012 with a specialization in systematics and minor in moral theology.
He has served as a full-time teacher in Catholic high schools; as an adjunct professor at Ave Maria University and Blessed Edmund Rice School of Pastoral Ministry in association with Barry University; and as a visiting assistant professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Rosales joins the advancement staff as the associate director of advancement. Rosales brings with him a broad range of fundraising experience, including his work as development director for Saint Paul's Outreach for the past three years.
He will be working closely with Vice President of Institutional Advancement Tom Ryan and the institutional advancement staff to develop and broaden constituent relations, with a strong focus on Saint John Vianney College Seminary. His role will further enhance the collaborative efforts of both seminaries.