The National Association of College Seminaries (NACS) increases the communication and collaboration among college seminaries and acts as the liaison between the Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations (CCLV) Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and college seminaries in the United States.

Executive Committee

  • Fr. Jonathan Kelly, President (elected 10/2022); Rector of SJV College Seminary, MN
  • Fr. Pachomius Meade, OSB, Secretary; Vice Rector Conception Seminary, MO
  • Fr. Christopher Murphy, Treasurer; Rector, Our Lady of Providence Seminary, RI
  • Fr. Steven Beseau, Rector, Pontifical College Josephinum, OH
  • Fr. Joseph Holcomb, Director of Propaedeutic Year, St Joseph’s Seminary, NY
  • Fr. Carter Griffin (joined 8/23), Rector, St. John Paul II in Washington D.C.

National Conference

The 2024 National Conference will be held May 28-30 at the Saint John Paul II Seminary in Washington, D.C. The title of the conference is, “The Propaedeutic Stage for College Seminaries: What Are We Doing and What We Have Learned.” View the schedule, and register today. Please contact Fr. Christopher Murphy, NACS Treasurer, with questions.

Member Institutions

Please email Fr. Jonathan Kelly, NACS President, to become a member organization.

Summary of Activities

Every fall, NACS submits a summary of activities to the Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations (CCLV) committee of the USCCB. To view the yearly report, click on the link below:


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