Colin Adrian Kay

Interim VP, Mission and Ministry at Seton Hall University

Rev. Colin Adrian Kay, M.Div.’05, was appointed Interim Vice President for Mission and Ministry in September of 2020. Born in the city of Newark and raised right beside the University’s South Orange campus, he attended Seton Hall Prep and later Columbia University, where he earned a B.A. in Latin.

After four years of service in the military and seven years of contemplative life in a Carthusian monastery, he completed his studies at Immaculate Conception Seminary and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Newark.

Father Kay served in parish ministry and in high school chaplaincy before being appointed Director of Campus Ministry at Seton Hall, a position he continues to hold. His work in Campus Ministry focuses on the pastoral and spiritual needs of students, staff and faculty on the South Orange campus. In the Office of Mission and Ministry, Father Kay seeks to ensure, promote, and support the mission of Seton Hall in the University’s ministry outreaches and in all its many efforts.


  • Interim VP, Mission and Ministry

    Current role

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