Fr. Pawel Tomczyk was born to Krystyna and Andrzej Tomczyk in Szczecinek, Poland. He has an older sister, Agnieszka. In 2011, Fr. Pawel received an equivalent of Bachelor of Philosophy from the Theological Institute of the Missionaries of St. Vincent at The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland. In the same year, he left the country and came to the United States to continue his formation to the priesthood.
He obtained a degree of Master of Theology with distinction from SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, MI. During his stay in Michigan, Fr. Pawel discovered his interest in Christian ethics, which led him to the writing of his master’s thesis on the morality of lying. In the Fall of 2013, he was transferred to the Theological College seminary, where he completed his formation to the priesthood and earned his doctorate in moral theology.
Fr. Pawel was ordained a priest on May 23, 2015, for the Diocese of Paterson. He currently works as a faculty member at St. Paul Inside the Walls, the Catholic Center for New Evangelization in Madison, NJ, and as the Director of Campus Ministry at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.
- Ph.D., The Catholic University of America: Washington, DC
- M.A., SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary: Orchard Lake, MI
Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarship (October 3, 2013)
McShain Scholarship (October 11, 2013)
“On the Path to Freedom: the Forgotten Contribution of Paulus Vladimiri to the Doctrine of Human Rights and International Law.” In Społeczeństwo, Kultura, Wartości: Studium Społeczne, vol. 9. Edited by Ryszard Pukała (Jarosław, Poland: Międzynarodowa Seria Wydawnicza, 2015): 53-75.
“Where are My Morals? The Role of Emotions in Acquiring Virtue Based on the Analysis of the Scholastic Dispute Over the Seat of Virtues.” In Społeczeństwo, Kultura, Wartości: Studium Społeczne, vol. 6. Edited by Tadeusz Bąk (Jarosław, Poland: Międzynarodowa Seria Wydawnicza, 2014): 55-75.