Staff Member: Deacon David Augustyniak
Deacon David Augustyniak
Biography for Deacon David Augustyniak
Deacon Dave is married to Kristine Augustyniak and they will be celebrating their thirty-fifth wedding
anniversary this year. They have two adult daughters Kaitlyn Kulesza and Lauren Augustyniak.
Deacon Dave is a retired police officer with over thirty- three years of service in law enforcement in the
Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Niagara Police Dept., Village of Lewiston Police Dept. and the
Niagara Falls Police Department
He is an alumnus of Niagara University having earned a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a M.S.
in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Deacon Dave also earned an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Christ
the King Seminary in East Aurora and is a graduate of the 208 th Session of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation National Academy.
Deacon Dave’s past ministry has included chaplaincy at Niagara Hospice House and individual and family
Deacon Dave is also a spiritual director after recently completing a program through the Spiritual
Deacon Dave presently is employed as a clinical mental health counselor with Monsignor Carr Institute,
a behavioral health clinic of Catholic Charities of WNY.
Deacon Dave enjoys music, listening and playing bass and guitar when he can find the time and his
interest include studying the Mystics and contemplative prayer.