Dean of Formation; Director of Tolton Teaching Parish Program
Rev. Paul Maina Waithaka, M.Div., serves as the Dean of Formation and the Tolton Teaching Parish Program Director. Before joining Mundelein, Fr. Maina served as the pastor of St. Catherine Laboure, located in Glenview, until June 30, 2019. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago on May 18, 2002. Before St. Catherine Laboure, he served at St. Sylvester (2002-2007) and St. Stanislaus in Posen (2007-2008). After graduating with a Master’s in Divinity at Mundelein Seminary, Fr. Maina obtained his Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling in 2008 from Loyola University Chicago. Fr. Maina also received a certificate from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston. He has served in various Archdiocesan councils, including Presbyteral Council, Placement Board, and the Catholic Schools archdiocesan board.