Our Teams

Our Teams

Pastoral Formation Institute Board

Rev. Dr André Zaffarese - Director

Fr. André was appointed as the new Director of the PFI in June 2021. He has held various roles within the Institute since 2013 and has been a board member since 2018. He has a doctorate in Pastoral Theology and specialises in Parish life and ministry. Apart from being the Director of the Institute, Fr André is also the Archbishop's delegate for Parish Life and Activity and Rector of the Pastoral zone of Ta' Mlit in Mosta.

Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi

Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi is the Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Malta. He holds a doctorate in Pastoral Theology and has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Theology within the University of Mala since 1999. He has been a Member of the Diocesan Institute for Pastoral Formation since 2005.

Rev. Dr Mark Sultana

Fr Mark Sultana has been on the Board since it's foundation in 2005. He has served as director of the Institute from 2008 till 2017. He holds a doctorate in Philosophy and is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Theology within the University of Malta. He currently also serves as spiritual director at the Archdiocese's major seminary.

Prof. Nadia Delicata

Prof. Nadia Delicata is the Episcopal Delegate for Evangelisation within the Archdiocese of Malta. She has been a member of the board since 2013. She holds a doctorate in Moral Theology and lectures at the Faculty of Theology within the University of Malta. She is married and has three children.

Mariella Catania

Mrs Mariella Catania is involved in various aspects of pastoral life within the Archdiocese of Malta. She has been a member of the board and lecturer within the Institute since 2009. Mariella is an active member within her christian community. She holds a Masters of Arts in Theology and is married and has a son.

Ruth Stivala - Secretary of the Board

Ms Ruth Stivala is the Secretary of the Board. She has vast experience in civil and academic administration. She holds a Masters of Arts in Spirituality.

Executive team

Rev. Dr Andrè Zaffarese

Director

Deborah Ebejer

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Ruth Stivala

Administrative Executive

Suzanne Vella

Formation Program Coordinator