FR. Bob Pecoraro S.J.
Director of Xavier High School August 2014 – present
Fr. Bob was born and raised in Staten Island, New York, the oldest of two sons of Geraldine and the late Robert Pecoraro. After graduating from Monsignor Farrell High School, he attended the State University of New York College at Buffalo, earning a bachelor’s degree Food Systems Management in 1989. Fr. Bob then worked for a number of years in the private sector as a chef, culinary instructor, and restaurant consultant.
Fr. Bob entered the Society of Jesus in 2000 at St. Andrew’s Novitiate in Syracuse, New York. He studied philosophy and theology for three years at Loyola University Chicago, earning a Master’s degree in Applied Philosophy. Fr. Bob was assigned to Cristo Rey New York High School for his regency. While at Cristo Rey he taught Theology and was the campus minister responsible for faculty and staff faith formation. He was also a member of the Cristo Rey Network’s National Committee on Adult Faith Formation. In the summers he studied in the Institute for Catholic Education Leadership at the University of San Francisco, earning a Master’s degree in Catholic Education Leadership in 2009. While studying at USF, Fr. Bob worked in University Ministry, as an Associate in Faith Formation, developing Ignatian Identity programs for faculty and staff.
Fr. Bob resumed his theology studies in 2007 and earned a Master of Divinity and a Theological Master’s degree at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California. His area of specialization is the spirituality of leadership specifically, the connection between systems thinking and theology with regard to transformational leadership in Catholic organizations.
As a priest, Fr. Bob served as an associate pastor at St. Anthony’s Church in Oceanside, New York where he directed the parish’s Ignatian Spirituality programs. Before coming to Xavier as its new director, Fr. Bob served on the leadership team at Canisius High School in Buffalo, NY as Vice President for Mission and Identity.
MARTIN K. CARL
Home: Pakin, Pohnpei State, FSM
School: University of Guam (UOG), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), and San Diego State University
Degree: BA & MA
Major: Psychology and Education
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Martin comes from the small atoll of Pakin, Pohnpei State in the Federated States of Micronesia. He graduated from the University of Guam, with a BA degree in Psychology. He studied two years of philosophy at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University, California.