He obtained a licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America in 2012. That same year, he was appointed pastor of St. James Parish, New Alexandria, where he has served to the present day.
Also in 2012, Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, the fourth bishop of Greensburg, appointed him vicar general and moderator of the curia.
Kulick was given the title of monsignor in 2014 and was confirmed as vicar general by Malesic in 2015.
The bishop-elect is a classic car enthusiast who has held fundraising summer car shows. They have featured his prized 1966 Pontiac LeMans, the car in which he was brought home from hospital after his birth.
In recognition of his heritage, Kulick is an active supporter of Slovak cultural and fraternal organizations.
Greensburg diocese consists of parishes in Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties. The diocese has 86 priests, including 16 international clergy, as well as 12 schools, 10 elementary and two junior-senior high schools.
Bishop-elect Kulick said: "Two things that define the people of Western PA, which were also crucial in my upbringing and formation, are a strong faith and a strong work ethic."
"As I begin my episcopal ministry, I know we have a great deal of work to do in caring for our community of faith in a post-pandemic world."
"Working with each other, I believe the Church and its people can continue to be of great assistance to those who are in spiritual and physical need."