This is Michael's Journey.He came to Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology (ICSST) to learn how to infuse faith and compassion into his leadership abilities. Now, alumnus Michael St. Pierre instills the lessons he has learned, into his students as president of Morris Catholic High School.
Michael is a two-time Seton Hall University alumnus, having graduated with his M.A. in systematic theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology and another M.A. in Catholic school leadership. As president of Morris Catholic High School in Denville and founder of www.mikestpierre.com he is an active voice of faith in New Jersey. Michael says his "studies undergird everything about (his) spiritual life." In his daily life, he regularly calls upon lessons he learned during his graduate studies for his career as a campus minister, a department chair of theology, a school president and through his website, which "essentially prepares Catholic school leaders to lead their schools every day in the midst of the real challenges that Catholic school teachers face," he says.
Michael chose to study at the School of Theology because of its "excellent reputation." He knew that the intellectual and spiritual foundation he would gain as a student would only strengthen his career in education and leadership.
Michael attributes his successes as a strong, moral leader to what he has learned at Seton Hall. The opportunity to study at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology in particular, he says, influenced him to look deeper into his faith. "It transforms the way you think, it expands your heart so that you're a more compassionate person and it really has an impact on who you are," says Michael.
Not only does the School of Theology equip students to become strong leaders, but according to Michael, it also fosters life-long relationships. He has created lasting friendships with both seminarians and lay students, and the dedicated and highly qualified professors he encountered during his graduate studies further enhanced his interest in the Catholic faith. "The teaching of the professors at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology is significant," he says. "It impacts you, it makes you more interested in what you're studying, it makes you want to be a stronger leader and it makes you want to pursue God on a personal level."