Fr. Charles Okoye, a chaplain at Stony Brook Hospital, has resided at St. Patrick’s since September of 2021. In addition to his duties at the hospital, Fr. Charles is also celebrates Mass and helps with other priestly duties at St. Patrick’s.

Fr. Charles is from southeastern Nigeria. Ordained in 1992, Fr. Charles did parish work, taught Greek in the seminary, served as Director of Justice Development and Peace, and worked as a chaplain in Nigeria. He came to the United States 15 years ago, first serving as chaplain at Hackensack Hospital in New Jersey for 14 years before his assignment to Stony Brook Hospital.