Faculty & Staff

Rev. James P. Olson, M.Div., M.A., S.T.L.

Assistant Professor of Homiletics

 

Fr. Olson is a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and been on the faculty at St. Charles Seminary since 2003. He is also currently the President of Msgr. Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill. He has previously been the Director of the Spirituality Year Program, the Director for the Office of Permanent Deacons, as well as a secondary teacher in school minister.

Education

 

STL (Magna cum laude)

Dominican House of Studies, Washington DC

2005

Cert. Youth Ministry

St. Charles Seminary, Wynnewood Pennsylvania

1992

MA (Theol) (Magna cum laude)

St. Charles Seminary, Wynnewood Pennsylvania

1988

M.Div - (Magna cum laude)

St. Charles Seminary, Wynnewood Pennsylvania

1987

BA (Philosophy)

St. Charles Seminary, Wynnewood Pennsylvania

1984

 

Professional Experience

 

President

Msgr. Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast

2009- present

Faculty/adjunct faculty

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

2003- present

Director, Office for Permanent Deacons

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

2006-2009

Secondary School Minister/Teacher

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Secondary System

1990-2002

Assistant Pastor

St. Cecilia Church, Philadelphia

1988-1990

 

Professional Memberships

 

National Catholic Education Association, Member, 1990 - 

 

Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics, Member, 2003 - 

 

 

Publications

The Sacramentality of the Priest Preacher (Dissertation), Dominican House of Studies, Washington DC, 2004

Professional Endeavors

 

Fr. Olson has been a speaker on homiletics at conferences of priests and deacons. He is also been a frequent retreat director for deacons and religious sisters and has led many parish missions and 40 hours celebrations. He is also been an adjunct faculty member at Chestnut Hill College, Neuman University, and Alvernia University.

 

Awards & Accomplishments

 

Reverend Joseph A. Quigley Award (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary) - "For General Academic Excellence, Leadership, and Contributions to the Seminary Community."(May 1988)