Rev. Dr. Paul H. Colloton, OSFS has an extensive academic and pastoral background. Fr. Paul received his bachelor's degree in Theology with a minor in Music from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, followed by a Master of Divinity from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Practical Theology with a concentration in Word and Worship (Liturgy) from Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago.
From July 1, 2014 to October 13, 2016, Fr. Paul served as associate pastor at Immaculate Conception parish in Elkton, Maryland, with a mission church, St. Jude, in North East, Maryland. For thirteen-and-a-half years he served as Director of Continuing Education for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM). Prior to that he served as the co-director of Pastoral Life for the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids and was part of the staff for their Dominican Center at Marywood.
He has served as a presider, confessor and spiritual director for the Dominican Sisters and Associates in Racine, Wisconsin, St. Rose of Lima Parish in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Vienna, Virginia. Immediately after ordination to the Priesthood, Fr. Colloton served as parochial vicar at St. Dominic parish in Denver.
Fr. Paul was a founding board member of the National Catholic AIDS Network and has had extensive experience in ministry to and with people living with HIV/AIDS.
Rooted in Dominican Life and Spirituality, Fr. Paul is a member of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Wilmington-Philadelphia Province. His religious community staffs St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo, the center for their Toledo-Detroit Province.
An organist and pianist by training, Fr. Paul loves music. He also enjoys taking time to enjoy cooking, hospitality, nature, movies, and plays, but his greatest love is to be with people in prayer and in social engagements.
He tries to affirm in all he meets, these words of St. Francis de Sales: "Be who you are and be that perfectly well, to the glory of God who created you."