Rev. Brian Dunkle, S.J. - Saint John's Seminary

Rev. Brian Dunkle, S.J.


Adjunct Spiritual Director


Rev. Brian Dunkle, S.J., grew up in Freeport, N.Y., before leaving to attend Harvard University, where he studied Classics and competed on the track and cross country teams. After graduation he taught in Rome and studied at Oxford (M.St.) before joining the Jesuits, which led to the novitiate in Syracuse, philosophy studies at Fordham University, and theology at the Gregorian University in Rome (S.T.B.) and at BCSTM (S.T.L.), with stints teaching Classics at Canisius College in Buffalo and serving as an associate pastor in Oceanside, N.Y. While pursuing his doctorate in historical theology at Notre Dame, he served in the St. Joseph County jail and local parishes, including the area’s Melkite Greek Catholic community, and spent two summers teaching philosophy at St. Joseph’s Scholasticate in Vietnam. He remains active in retreat direction and enjoys running and basketball.


Saint John's Seminary | Adjunct
Priestly Formation Program | Spiritual Direction