New Faculty Profile: Fr. Greg Celio SJ

Tia Flores, Online Editor

What are you teaching/working on at Prep?

Working with community ministry and teaching Junior Theology.

Where did you grow up?

Fullerton, in Southern CA!

What College or University did you attend?

Notre Dame University


More About You:

How did you spend your time during quarantine?

Lived in Toronto, Canada as a student

Went on lots of walks

Made lots of pizza, including figs, honey, arugula, walnuts, etc. as ingredients

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

TV Shows: Arrested Development and Community

Do you have any hidden talents?

Singing, playing guitar, and some piano. Plans on joining Prep’s music ministry!

Your High School Experience:

Can you remember any slang terms people used when you were in high school?


People often quoted the movie “Swingers,” saying “You’re so money,” or “That’s money!”


What is some advice you would give to yourself in high school?

“Try to enjoy it as much as possible and relax a little bit more. Be yourself and enjoy getting to know people new people.”



What’s your favorite form of potato? (fries, baked, sweet potato, hash, etc.)

“French fries. They taste good and they’re not good for you. I think that the saltiness plays a key factor in my enjoyment of French fries.”

If you could arrest a person for something that annoys you (but isn’t necessarily a law) what would it be?
Not cleaning up after yourself


If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
(If there was no COVID-19 around of course), “Hawai’i, or a similar island with a beach. It would be fun to explore.”

Complete the sentence:

I have a phobia of…

“Being with a ton of people in a small place.”

This year, I am excited for…

“Getting to know the students. I’ve heard that there’s a lot of pride in the Seattle Prep community from the students, and I’m looking forward to experiencing that.”