UB Newman Center Staff

Fr. Paul Seil

Fr. Paul Seil

Senior Parochial Vicar

Fr. Paul D. Seil, a native of Buffalo, has served as a priest for 35 years. During the Road to Renewal reorganization, he was assigned by Bishop Fisher in June 2023 to the UB Newman Center in the role of senior parochial vicar. He priorly was appointed pastor of St. Lawrence Church in 1999, subsequently served for 13 years at St. Bernadette Church in Orchard Park, and finally served at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Buffalo’s Old First Ward.

Fr. Paul also currently serves as chaplain of the Buffalo Fire Department. He hosted a cooking show, “Our Daily Bread”, for nearly 20 years.

Fr. Paul was ordained by Bishop Edward Head in January 1989. Before ordination he worked as a civil servant for the city of Buffalo. The son of the late Gerard and Rita (Roach) Seil, he is the oldest of 4 children.

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Josh Merlo

Pastoral Associate and
Business Manager

Leah Merlo

Campus and Young Adult Minister

Francesca Harvey

Campus and Young Adult Minister

Katie Colson

Director of Faith Formation
and Young Family Minister

JoJo Palumbo

Administrative Assistant

Liz Papke

Events and Kitchen Operations

Mark Palumbo