Fr. Zack is a native of New Jersey. He majored in Literature and Religious Studies at Drew University, and worked in the business world for several years. He attended seminary at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark in 2014. After ordination he was sent back to Rome for a Licentiate (S.T.L.) at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, and is currently completing his doctorate at the Pontifical University of Saint John Paul II in Krakow. ​

Fr. Zack has extensive experience serving young people. He currently serves as the full-time chaplain at Princeton University. Previously, he has served as a parish priest, as a college chaplain at Stevens Institute of Technology and Seton Hall University’s Interprofessional Health Sciences campus, as a professor at Seton Hall University’s Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, and as a high school teacher and chaplain at Seton Hall Preparatory School. When not reading, Fr. Zack loves hiking, kayaking, bicycling, and making pilgrimages. This is the second year we have the honor of welcoming back Fr. Zack to our young adult pilgrimage, who was so beloved among our first TOB pilgrims. He will be sharing his expertise on John Paul II’s Theology of the Body as the seminar leader, and sharing the grace of God with us as the pilgrimage chaplain…and his insider scoop on all things beautiful, enriching, delicious, and refreshing in Krakow!