President Jonathan L. Stute, M.A.


    Jonathan Stute lives in Minnesota with his wife of 6 years and his son. He has six years of experience in professional youth ministry which he just left in order to teach online at the University of Notre Dame and be a stay at home dad. He received a master’s degree in theology, focusing mostly in Sacred Scripture. After graduating from the Augustine Institute, Jonathan moved on to Holy Apostles College and Seminary to pursue a master’s degree in philosophy where his primary areas of study are natural theology, metaphysics, and atheism. He is in his last year of his MA in Philosophy program and plans to continue his studies at the University of South Africa and the Catholic University of Lublin. While at Holy Apostles, he founded an academic journal, hosts a radio show, contributed to the USCCB workshop on intercultural competencies, facilitated a partnership between Holy Apostles and the University of South Africa, and has served as a TA for several courses.

    In his fleeting spare time, he watches Korean TV with his wife and practices martial arts. Jonathan holds black belts in karate and tae kwon do and has been practicing jujitsu and MMA intermittently for about three years.

      Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, O.P.

      Founding Member & Advisor

      Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, serves as Vice-President of Administration at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, CT, and Provost of the Sacred Heart Institute for the Ongoing Formation of Clergy in Huntington, NY. He is a Lay Dominican of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Chapter in the Province of St. Albert the Great.

      He holds a doctorate in postcolonial literature and theory from Saint Louis University along with several master’s degrees in the fields of comparative literature, philosophy, theology, and educational technology.

      Among his publications include his book on African narrative socialism entitled Radical Eschatologies: Embracing the Eschaton in the Works of Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Nuruddin Farah, and Ayi Kwei Armah. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Dr. Stephanie Mahfood, and children, Alexander and Eva Ruth.