A priest of the Newark Archdiocese, Father Pinyan has served as Pastor at Church of the Guardian Angel in Allendale since 2003. Previously, he served at Church of the Annunciation in Paramus and Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights. He served as editor of the Newark Archdiocesan liturgy newsletter, Word on Worship, and has been a member of the archdiocesan Presbyteral Council, Priest Personnel Policy Board, Liturgical Commission, and other advisory boards. He is a member of the Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics and of the Academy of Homiletics.
- D.Min. (cand.), Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO
- M.A., Christian Ethics, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University
- M. Div., Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University
- B.S., Journalism, Ohio University