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Fr. William T. Kelly

Senior Chaplain & Pastor

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You could argue that Fr. Kelly was destined to become the pastor of St. Paul’s one day, as the idea of becoming a priest first occurred to him when he was a fifth grader at the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (now called the St. Paul’s Choir School). On April 25, 2016, Fr. Kelly officially assumed the duties of pastor of the parish, senior chaplain of the Harvard Catholic Center, and head of, yes, the St. Paul’s Choir School. 

He grew up in North Quincy, the oldest of six children. He attended B.C. High, and entered the seminary directly from there, followed by five years at the North American College in Rome. He was ordained in 1988 and assigned as parochial vicar briefly at Sacred Heart in East Boston, and then St. Paul’s in Hingham. In 1996 he completed doctoral studies at the Gregorian University in Rome with the plan of serving as spiritual director and a teacher at St. John’s Seminary in Boston, a position he held for ten years.  During that time, he was on the staff of the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and on the board of the Federation for Seminary Spiritual Directors, for which he served as president for three years.  

Fr. Kelly has lectured and led retreats throughout the United States. For five years he was director of the Office for Clergy Support and Ongoing Formation for the Archdiocese of Boston. In May 2010, he was assigned his first pastorate, at St. Mary’s in Dedham. And now, Fr. Kelly has returned to his roots in a sense, with responsibility for the very school that shaped his life, in addition to the privilege of serving the Catholics at Harvard and the wonderful parishioners of St. Paul's Parish.

Fr. George Salzmann, OSFS

Graduate Chaplain

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Fr. George was born in Philadelphia, PA. Although he began graduate school at Yale in molecular biophysics, Fr. George completed the Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School in biochemistry, during which time he was in residence at St. Paul’s. In between those periods, he studied theology at the Gregorian University in Rome receiving his License in Sacred Theology, and had the good fortune to be ordained to the priesthood on April 23, 1977 by Sergio Cardinal Pignedoli in St. John Henry Newman’s church of San Giorgio in Velabro, Rome.

After a brief period of research in early mammalian development at Hoffman-la Roche in northern New Jersey, he was appointed Visiting Fellow in Molecular Biology at Princeton University, where he worked on the tumor suppressor gene, p53, and also taught bioethics in the religion department there. During his time at Princeton he served at St. Paul’s, the university’s Catholic parish. 

Fr. George is a member of the teaching order, the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. He serves as chaplain to the Harvard graduate and professional schools and is a member of the Senior Common Room at Adams House.

Fr. Nathaniel Sanders

Undergraduate Chaplain

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Fr. Nathaniel hails originally from Texas, but grew up primarily in Erie, PA and Rochester, NY with his parents and three brothers. He entered seminary after graduating from Boston College in 2013, split into two periods of formation. In between, he was a math and science teacher at a Catholic boarding school in France.

In 2021, Fr. Nathaniel completed his Licentiate (S.T.L.) in Historical Theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He is currently a candidate for a doctorate at the same faculty. He is also an adjunct faculty member of St. John's Seminary, teaching theology and Latin.

Fr. Nathaniel was ordained a priest in 2022 by Cardinal Sean O'Malley for the Archdiocese of Boston. Before joining St. Paul's and the Harvard Catholic Center in the spring of 2024, his first two years of priesthood were spent at St. Columbkille Parish in Brighton.

In his spare time, when not running or golfing, Fr. Nathaniel helps with the "Sing the Hours" and "Chants and Rants" podcasts.


Douglas H. Zack

Douglas H. Zack

Director of Advancement

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Douglas Lee

Douglas Lee

Manager of Finance & Operations

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John M. Izzo

John M. Izzo

Campaign Director

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William Endicott

William Endicott

Music Director

Nancy Nicolaou

Nancy Nicolaou

Administrative Coordinator

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Emily Theisen

Emily Theisen

Director of Marketing & Media

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Shaun Slusarski

Shaun Slusarski

EVkids Tutor Chaplain




Dcn. Tim O'Donnell

Executive Director


Shani Agarwal

Program Director

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 The Harvard Catholic Center is pleased to partner with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).  Working within the undergraduate community, the team of four missionaries is dedicated to building personal relationships with students and forming them as missionary disciples of Christ.


Grace Rush

Team Director



Gabbi Thomas



Ian Rush


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