Our Leadership Team
Fr. Charles Rochas
I am a priest of the Emmanuel Community for the Archdiocese of Lyons, France. Prior to my ordination in 2006, I received a Licence in Philosophy and Licence in History at the Sorbonne University (Paris). I served as a priest in a parish in Lyon for 6 years and then as a chaplain at the ESM in Rome for one year before becoming the Director there for 3 years. I recently completed a Doctorare in Theology at the Angelicum (Rome). I am so excited to be the Director of the ESM here in New York launched in 2017.
Fr. Paul Glennon
I grew up in Ireland and received an BEng (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineer, working 10 years in various fields. During this period I had a strong spiritual experience that led me to do ESM Rome. This was a transformative experience that included the call to priesthood. I was ordained for the Dublin diocese in 2015. After 2 years in parish I was generously allowed to take up the mission of chaplain in ESM New York. It’s a great joy to work with young people and to see God acting in so many ways during the foundation of ESM in the Bronx.
I sometimes get mistaken for a student but more often I’m called MOMS a.k.a. Manager of Missions and Services. I did ESM Rome in 2014-2015 and then worked as a youth minister in London. Now I’m super happy to be bringing some Englishness to the Bronx.
Hello! I am from Saints John and Paul in Larchmont a parishioner all my life. I took my step forward into the Emmanuel Community in February 2018. I am an Author of 3 fiction novels, run a consulting business and joined the ESM team in November 2018 at an operational level. I have the best of all worlds to do rewarding work while spreading the word of God. I am grateful to be part of the team!