Allan and Family with Bishop Checcio of the Diocese of Metuchen after Mass
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr.
One of my appearances of FOX News
Husband, Father, Author, Principal of Koinonia Academy, International Speaker
Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University, Scripture Teacher for the Missionaries of Charity
Allan F. Wright is husband to his wonderful wife Desiree and father to their four children. A life long New Jersey resident, he is currently the Principal of Koinonia Academy, a Catholic K-12 school in the Archdiocese of Newark.
He is also an Adjunct Professor in both the School of Theology and the Department of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University. A specialist in Catholic theology, Professor Wright teaches the courses: Biblical Call Narratives, Spirituality of Sports: A Catholic Perspective, The Search for Human Fulfillment and The Parables of Jesus: Models of Evangelization and Spirituality of Work
Author of 15 books, Allan has written for Servant Publication, Franciscan Media, Catholic Book Publish Corporation and Ave Maria Press and has been published numerous articles in print and online publications. His books have been translated into Italian, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese. He has reviewed over 80
books for the Catholic News Service and served for close to 20 years on the Newark Archdiocesan Commission for Inter-religious Affairs. Allan also teaches 'online' for Catholic Distance University.
Allan is a popular guest on Relevant Radio (1430am) which reaches the
Tri-State area of NJ, NY and CT.
For over 15 years Allan has volunteer teaching Sacred Scripture to the
Missionary of Charity Sister (Contemplative) -Mother Teresa's Sister-
who are in formation each week in Plainfield, NJ. He has given 3 Day Retreats to the Active MC Sisters as well.
A popular speaker, he has presented at National Conferences, given "Keynote" addresses and traveled extensively around the country speaking on a variety of topics and making the Scripture come alive! As Academic Dean for Evangelization he is keenly aware of the need for Catholics to articulate the faith with the same joy, ease and enthusiasm that we talk about sports, vacations and other things people share quite naturally.
Allan has been a theological consultant for MEDIAPLACE, a Long Island based company who are in the process of putting together series called 'Mysteries of the Church' for the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY.
Immaculate Conception Seminary, School of Theology
Seton Hall University, South Orange N.J.
M.A. Theology, Biblical Studies, 1997 (Honors)
Received Pope John Paul II Medal for Academic Excellence
Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.
B.A. Religious Studies, 1986 (Honors)
Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Advanced Theological
Studies Jerusalem, Israel, June-July 1995
2018-Accepted position as Principal of Koinonia Academy
2017-Invited to be a Fellow ofPrincipum Institute
2016-Allan was appointed as Co-Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Paterson
2015-Began teaching for the Catholic Studies Dept at Seton Hall Univ, "Spirituality and Sports"
2010-Allan was appointed diocesan representative to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Evangelization Gatherings.
2010-Head of the Commission for Evangelization and Catechesis by Bishop Serratelli
2004-present Apostolic Connections-Board of Directors and Vice President of Operations.
2000 Consecrated member of the MCA (Missionary Cenacle Apostolate)
Commission for Inter-religious Affairs for the Archdiocese of Newark. Reappointed by Archbishop John J. Myers 2002 1994-1997, 1997-2000, 2000-2003, 2004-2007
2021 Induction into Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society
2015 Seton Hall University "Many Are One" Service Award
2008 Catholic Press Association of USA and Canada 1st Place
Award for "Jesus in the House" Family Life Category
2000-2001 Teacher of the Year Award winner,
Archdiocese of Newark
1997 Received the Pope John Paul II Medal for Academic
Excellence for acquiring the highest GPA in the
School of Theology.
1997 Certificate of outstanding service to secondary education
from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
1993 Awarded Outstanding Teacher Award by Governor Thomas Kean at Ramapo College.
1986 Awarded the Religious Studies Medal for Academic Academic Achievement in the field of Religious Studies from Seton Hall University.
1985 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg School for Overseas Students Certificate for participation in the Department of Special Academic Programs.