Newman University welcomes Father John Fogliasso as chaplain, theology professor

Jun 17, 2014

Father John Fogliasso has joined the faculty and staff at Newman University as Chaplain, Director of Campus Ministry and Assistant Professor of Theology, effective June 11.

Father John FogliassoFogliasso was appointed to Newman by the Most Rev. Carl Kemme, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. Fogliasso replaces Father Michael Linnebur, who has been appointed pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Chanute, Kan., and St. Joseph Parish in Humboldt, Kan.

“We welcome Fr. Fogliasso to Newman with great enthusiasm,” said Newman University President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. “We’ve heard great things about him from everyone who has worked with him. We will certainly miss Fr. Linnebur, who has done wonderful work during the past three years at Newman, but wish him well in his new assignments.”

“I feel excited and grateful for the opportunity,” Fogliasso said. “Being sent to Newman is humbling and an honor. It’s going to be fantastic.”

Fogliasso, a Girard, Kan., native, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Pittsburg State University in 2005. He spent two years at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Minnesota and four years studying at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Over those six years he received Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology degrees. He was ordained to the deaconate in 2010 and to the priesthood in 2011. For the past three years, he has served as Associate Pastor of the Church of the Magdalene in Wichita.

Fogliasso said he’s excited about the upcoming semester.

“Right now I’m working to get established and meet the people of Newman,” he said, “then I’m going to start gearing up for the fall semester.”