Newcomers '01
Glenn Bergeron

Glenn Bergeron
Houma, Louisiana
Glenn, 30, has a BA in English from Nicholls State University in Louisiana. He was a quartermaster in the navy and a writing consultant at his alma mater; he also taught theology at Jesuit High in New Orleans. He has traveled throughout Southeast Asia and the Persian Gulf and visited Ireland and France this summer. He enjoys literature and poetry. (New Orleans Province)


William Blazek

William Blazek
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Bill, 36, has a BA in political science from Marquette and an MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago; he has finished residency in internal medicine. As an army officer he served in Desert Storm. He has volunteered at medical clinics, taking care of Latino immigrants in South Carolina and Chicago. He has biked from Chicago to Mount Rushmore. (Chicago Province)


Todd Bonkiewicz
New Hampton, Iowa
Todd, 25, attended Creighton Prep and Creighton University, where he earned a degree in English. He studied aviation administration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He did volunteer teaching at Red Cloud High School in South Dakota and Marquette University High in Milwaukee. He is also interested in journalism, creative writing, and British literature. (Wisconsin Province)

Todd Bonkiewicz

Roy Brooks
Lavaca, Texas
Roy, 24, graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in theater arts and a minor in religious studies. At Santa Clara he was involved with campus ministry, helping with retreats, lectoring, and peer ministry. His academic interests are playwriting, theater history, and criticism; he enjoys tennis, hiking, modern dance, and running. (California Province)

Roy Brooks

Glen Butterworth

Glen Butterworth
Seattle
Glen, 31, born in Germany, has lived in Nairobi, London, Athens, and Rome, as well as many cities in the United States. He has a BS in international studies from Frostburg State in Maryland and has taught English in China and worked in art sales in Santa Fe and in a glass studio in New Orleans. His interests range from writing to politics. (Oregon Province)


Martin Cain

Martin Cain
Seattle
Martin, 31, has BAs in history and philosophy from the College of the Holy Cross and an MDiv from St. John's University. He has worked in the construction trades and has much experience in ministry placements in parishes and hospitals. He is interested in further studies in theology with a focus on social justice and public policy. (Oregon Province)


Carlos Castillo
Guatemala
Carlos, 32, has a BA in accounting from Harding University in Arkansas and an MBA from Louisiana State. He taught economics at universities in Guatemala, where he also founded a Bible circle at his parish. He has an interest in world history and psychology and likes Shakespeare, swimming, and traveling. He has been an adviser for youth retreats. (New Orleans Province)

Carlos Castillo

Matthew Couture
Syracuse
Matthew, 27, has degrees in history and sociology from Villanova University. As assistant director of the Inner City Teaching Corps in Chicago, he oversaw a scholarship program for over 700 students. He has also been an eighth-grade teacher and basketball coach at a Catholic grade school in Chicago. He enjoys running and has completed the Chicago marathon. (Chicago Province)

Matthew Couture

Christopher Dierkes

Christopher Dierkes
Cincinnati
Chris, 22, attended St. Xavier High in Cincinnati and has a BA in history from Ohio State. As a Jesuit Volunteer he served for a year in Guam, where he was a tutor and house manager. He did a solitary seven-week backpacking trip across Europe and was a summer camp counselor in a Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago. He likes to read, play basketball, and juggle. (Chicago Province)


Moussa Faddoul

Moussa Faddoul
Bazoun, Lebanon
Moussa, 28, with a business degree in marketing from Notre Dame University in Beirut, was general manager of his family's propane delivery business. He worked in marketing for a hotel in Nova Scotia and taught and coached soccer at Loyola High School in Montreal. Writing, painting, ping-pong, and kick boxing are how he recreates. (Upper Canada Province)


Frederick Fields
Brooklyn
Fred, 34, has a BA in English from Georgetown and a JD from the University of Connecticut. He worked as the director of an internet company in London, where he also volunteered at a homeless shelter. Last summer he made pilgrimages through Spain, Italy, Croatia, and Greece. He has an interest in nonfiction and the history of the Society. (New York Province)

Frederick Fields

Brad Hamrlik

Brad Hamrlik
Cleveland
Brad, 29, has a BA in business and an MA in accounting from the University of North Carolina and an MA in international development from the American University. He was business manager at a nonprofit organization and a tax consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany. He has traveled through Europe and East Africa. To stretch his legs he plays tennis and skis. (Maryland Province)


Ramir Hernandez

Ramir Hernandez
Fullerton, California
Ramir, 25, graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BA in English and a minor in speech. He has done volunteer work for three political campaigns and helped found a debate program for inner-city high school students. He has also worked at Loyola High in Los Angeles as teacher, debate coach, and retreat director. His interests range from classical music to softball. (California Province)


James Hooks
Washington, D.C.
Jay, 23, has a degree in Spanish from Florida State and has an interest in anthropology and history. He was an English teacher in Japan, a teaching assistant in Costa Rica, and co-director of a summer camp. He was an announcer and production assistant at a Florida radio station. His spare time is taken up with martial arts and Chinese calligraphy. (New Orleans Province)

James Hooks

Radmar Jao
Valparaiso, Indiana
Radmar, 34, has a BA in telecommunications and a minor in theater from Indiana State. An actor in Los Angeles for seven years, his credits in film and TV include "The Phantom," "Seinfeld," and "ER." He has worked with at-risk youth as an after-school arts educator and as a parish youth director. Among his interests are tennis, marathons (he's run two), and cooking. (California Province)

Radmar Jao

Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey Johnson
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jeffrey, 30, with a degree in English from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, was a lieutenant in the navy. He studied at a diocesan seminary for three years and then worked in the Catholic chaplain's office at his alma mater. He was an assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts and enjoys listening to music, camping, fishing, and cooking. (New Orleans Province)


Joseph Michael Kelleher

Joseph Michael Kelleher
Richmond, Virginia
Michael, 26, has a BA in business and economics from Virginia Military Institute and was a Mexico correspondent for a Texas newspaper. He was a literacy coordinator for a nonprofit organization and served for two years in Jesuit Volunteer Corps South. He travels frequently to El Salvador to visit relatives; his hobbies include salsa dancing and soccer. (New Orleans Province)


Patrick Kilroy
Cleveland
Patrick, 33, attended St. Ignatius High in Cleveland and has philosophy and psychology degrees from Franciscan University. He served in the navy and has worked as a veterinary technician and a student psychiatric caseworker. He played bagpipes and fiddle in his family's Irish music band, "The Kilroys," who have played around the country. (Detroit Province)

Patrick Kilroy

Paul Lickteig
Minneapolis
Paul, 27, has BAs in theater and theology from Creighton University; his other academic interests include philosophy and economics. He taught in the Higher Education Project at Xavier High School in New York and has been on an archaeological dig in Israel at Caesarea Maritima, an ancient Roman site. He draws, writes, and plays bass guitar. (Wisconsin Province)

Paul Lickteig

Dorian Llywelyn

Dorian Llywelyn
Swansea, England
Dorian, 46, a priest for eleven years, was a spiritual director at an English seminary and a pastor in Wales. He worked as a broadcaster for BBC, PBS, and a TV station in Wales. He studied at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and has traveled in France, Spain, Egypt, Indonesia, and California. His hobbies include playing harp, singing, and traveling. (California Province)


Robert Macke

Robert Macke
Fort Worth
Bob, 27, has a bachelor's in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master's in the subject from Washington University in St. Louis. He was an instructor of astronomy at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. His outside interests include reading, sports, and any type of hands-on projects. (Missouri Province)


Timothy Main
Lamar, Colorado
Tim, 33, graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and earned certification in elementary education from the University of Central Oklahoma. For the last several years he has taught at the Alta Vista Charter School, a grade school in Lamar, Colorado. His interests include music, reading, travel, and movies. (Missouri Province)

Timothy Main

Juan Marin
Puerto Rico
Juan, 25, received a BA in religion from Tufts and an MA in theological studies from Harvard; he also studied art history and child psychology. He was a research assistant at an urban development project in Puerto Rico, and he has traveled in Mexico, Spain, and the former Yugoslavia. In his spare time he enjoys reading and walking. (New England Province)

Juan Marin

Darin Mayer

Darin Mayer
Yakima, Washington
Darin, 24, completed associate's degrees in arts and sciences and electronics. He has worked as a mechanic and a repairman and as a teacher's assistant with disabled students at a high school in Yakima. Hiking, backpacking, cycling, and talking with friends are some of his favorite leisure activities. (Oregon Province)


William Mbugua

William Mbugua
Nairobi, Kenya
William, 29, attended high school in Kenya and worked there as an assistant at a computer services center. Moving to Canada six years ago, he studied religious education at Concord College in Winnipeg and spent summers working at religious camps. This past year he lived with the Cardoner House Jesuit Community in Toronto where he helped start up a parish youth program. (Upper Canada Province)


Matthew McGuire
Seattle
Matt, 23, studied computer science at Marquette University and interned as a programmer. He was assistant programmer for Homeboyz Interactive, a webpage design company in Milwaukee, and participated in many volunteer experiences through Marquette. For enjoyment he hikes, camps, lifts weights, and listens to music. (Wisconsin Province)

Matthew McGuire

Matthew Moser
Milwaukee
Matt, 31, attended Marquette University High and then Marquette University, where he earned a BA in philosophy. He worked for American Express and for the past year lived at Marquette University High's Jesuit community and worked with the school's Christian Life Community, taking students on a wilderness trip to Colorado. (Wisconsin Province)

Matthew Moser

Michael Mosley

Michael Mosley
Des Moines
Mike, 27, has a BS in math from Marquette and MAs in math and computer science from the University of Iowa, where he taught calculus. He taught religion at the Colville reservation in Washington and worked at Homeboyz, a Jesuit ministry in Milwaukee that teaches web design, while in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He loves skiing, soccer, and playing piano. (Wisconsin Province)


Matthew Motyka

Matthew Motyka
Myslenice, Poland
Matthew, 43, has studied in Poland, France, and the United States, earning a doctorate in Romance languages from the University of California Berkeley, where he also taught French. Besides Polish and French he is well versed in Spanish, Italian, Latin, German, and Russian. His other interests are theater, cinema, painting, poetry, and biking. (California Province)


John Mullin
New York
John, 52, with a bachelor's and a master's in English language and literature from Oxford University, worked as a high school English teacher. He enjoys film, music, and walking; he has traveled to England, France, and Italy. As a Vista volunteer he was activities assistant at the Jesuits' Murray-Weigel infirmary in New York. (New York Province)

John Mullin

Bao Nguyen
Saigon, Vietnam
Bao, 29, with a BA in accounting and an MBA from the University of Houston, has worked as an accountant. He is president of the southern region of the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society, whose goal is to educate youth socially and spiritually and help them become responsible Christians. His hobbies include ping pong, bowling, and camping. (New Orleans Province)

Bao Nguyen

Sean O'Mannion

Seán O'Mannion
Flushing, New York
Seán, 38, grew up in Mexico, moved to the States, and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in French from the University of Massachusetts. He worked as a lexicographer for six years at Merriam-Webster and in administration at Tufts University. He was active in RCIA, lectoring, and eucharistic ministry at his parish. Music, soccer, and karate are among his hobbies. (New England Province)


Johnathan Pettinato

Johnathan Pettinato
Erie, Pennsylvania
John, 23, has degrees in English and history from Georgetown University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has a general interest in the humanities, and he enjoys classical music, reading, and jogging. He sang in his parish choir in Erie; he studied for a year at Trinity College in Dublin and for this past year at St. Mark Seminary in Pennsylvania. (Maryland Province)


Elias Puentes
Jalisco, Mexico
Elias, 29, has been working at the Jesuits' Dolores Mission in Los Angeles, a shelter and refuge for Mexican immigrants. He writes about the lives of the men who have passed through the shelter. Also, he hopes to work with refugees, the imprisoned, people with HIV, and others experiencing difficult life challenges. (California Province)

Elias Puentes

Brian Reedy
Troy, Ohio
Brian, 28, has bachelor's degrees in religion and chemistry from East Texas Baptist University and a master's in chemistry from Texas A&M;, where he was a teaching and research assistant. He enjoys racquetball, rock climbing, and traveling; he lived in Italy for three months and backpacked through Europe. He served as a sacristan and altar server trainer at his parish. (New Orleans Province)

Brian Reedy

Roman Rocha

Roman Rocha
Mexico City
Roman, 33, the youngest of eight, ran track and captained the soccer team in high school. He earned a technical degree in tourist services, including interpreting and translating, in Mexico City and worked as a DJ and as a plasterer in Los Angeles. He taught catechism at his parish. His interests include reading, playing guitar, yoga, and surfing. (California Province)


Richard Ross

Richard Ross
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Richard, 50, has a degree in nursing from the University of Michigan. A labor and delivery nurse for many years, he held a clinical leadership position on a delivery unit at an Ann Arbor hospital. He volunteered for four years in a career mentor program. He is a frequent traveler to Sweden, where he hikes and skis. (Detroit Province)


John Sauer
Silver Spring, Maryland
Jes, 47, has a BA in environmental conservation from the University of Colorado. He developed a scuba diving business in Denver and later in the British West Indies. He has an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver and has acted in Denver, Los Angeles, and New York. He has traveled in Asia, Russia, Israel, and Egypt. (Oregon Province)

John Sauer

Michael Shawver
Columbus
Mike, 26, with a bachelor's in business from Ohio University, worked for State Farm Insurance. This past year he worked in information technologies at St. Xavier High in Cincinnati, where he was also assistant coach for cross country and leader of a mission trip to Kentucky. He participated in the "Six Weeks a Jesuit" program in New York last summer. (Chicago Province)

Michael Shawver

Robert Skinner

Robert Skinner
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Rob, 25, graduated from St. Ignatius High in San Francisco and has a BA in communications from Loyola Marymount University. He has worked for ESPN and in film and TV production as a grip and electrician. Most recently he was program director at The Bishop's Ranch, an Episcopal summer camp for kids. He loves travel, guitar, and sailing. (California Province)


Thomas Stark

Thomas Stark
Des Moines
Tom, 42, has a BA in theology and a JD from Creighton University. He was a policy consultant for AARP and a civil rights attorney for the Department of Justice. He worked at a homeless shelter and at a preschool in Cincinnati as a Jesuit Volunteer and taught CCD and English as a Second Language in Washington, D.C. He is a theater and movie buff. (Maryland Province)


Timothy Toal
Newark
Tim, 40, with a degree in English from Iona College in New York, has taught high school, worked in public relations, and managed the electronic design center at Revlon in New York. A choir member, soup kitchen volunteer, and liturgy committee chairperson at his parish, he also participated in the Boston-to-New York AIDS ride. (New York Province)

Timothy Toal


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