Pastor at Our Lady of Częstochowa, Jersey City, NJ

Former LISD Program Affiliation: 

Liechtenstein Colloquium (LCM) Participant

Father Bryan Emerson Page is a Catholic priest currently serving as Pastor of Our Lady of Częstochowa Church and School in Jersey City, NJ. Father Page lives every day with a passion for sharing his love of God with all human beings. After working as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC, Father Page went to seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in 2006. In his current assignment, he serves as CEO and Chief Pastoral Officer, overseeing over a hundred employees and six community buildings. Father Page devotes every day to expanding the congregation and school enrollment in the most diverse neighborhood in the United States. Father Page has an expertise in fundraising that spans 15 years and has accumulated millions of dollars of donations for religious pilgrimages, local disaster relief, rebuilding communities in New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, New Orleans, The Philippines and Eastern Europe. Prior to his current role, Father Page served as a priest at Our Lady of the Lake in Verona, NJ, and then as Chaplain to Rutgers in Newark, NJ, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. After this, he was appointed as Chaplain to Princeton University and Director of the Aquinas Institute, the Catholic campus ministry of the university. Father Page brought his experience in non-profit program development and strategic planning to Princeton and created a student-led evangelism program, moderated weekly eccumenical seminars with graduate students, and actively participated in the chaplaincy group from the Office of Religious Life. He also co-led and participated in the year-long fellowship on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Affairs at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University, wherein he facilitated weekly dialogues and attended yearly colloquiums throughout Europe. Father Page has attended various Liechtenstein Colloquiums on European and International Affairs (LCM)––international diplomatic forums on peace and security––addressing topics such as the 200th Anniversary of the Congress of Vienna (2015), Religion, Values and Spirituality (2017), and European Foreign and Security Challenges (2018). As a parish priest, Father Page’s work over the years with youth, accompanying couples with marriage preparation, and grief counseling gives him a unique perspective on the human condition, aiding in the work of diplomacy. Father Page holds a bachelor’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Divinity from Seton Hall University.