Father Pinyan is the Vicar for Clergy and Director of Clergy Personnel for the Archdiocese of Newark. In that role, he also serves ex officio as a member of the College of Deans and the Council of Priests. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Pastor at Church of the Guardian Angel in Allendale for 16 years. Previously, he also served at Church of the Annunciation in Paramus and Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights. He was editor of the Newark Archdiocesan liturgy newsletter, Word on Worship, and has been a member of the archdiocesan Presbyteral Council, Priest Personnel Policy Board, Liturgical Commission, and other advisory boards. He is a member of the Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics.
- D.Min. (cand.), Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO
- M.A., Christian Ethics, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University
- M. Div., Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University
- B.S., Journalism, Ohio University