STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Director of Campus Ministry
Phone: (510) 577-9100
Started at O'Dowd:
B.S., Psychology & Religious Studies, Santa Clara University; M.A., Pastoral Ministries: Spirituality & Pastoral Counseling, Santa Clara University
San Francisco CA
Why I Teach:
I teach so I can empower students to discover and develop their God-given gifts and talents for service with and for others, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized.
Most powerful teaching technique:
Imagination! To encounter God and others through visualization, essentially entering into a story using all of your senses, is a full body experience that opens up your mind, heart, body, and spirit!
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
Religious Studies help students answer the existential questions, "Who am I choosing to become?", "Why do I believe what I believe?", and "What is capital T - Truth?"
"We discover on the streets Our Common Humanity." - Motto of Faithful Fools "Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (AMDG - For the Greater Glory of God)!" - Motto of the Society of Jesus
Recommended visual media:
"Miracle", God's Not Dead", "The Pursuit of Happyness", and "Remember the Titans"
"The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman, "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, and "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom
Hobbies or outside interests:
Playing the piano, singing, liturgical ministry, watching mixed martial arts, professional wrestling, football, and movies, and going on adventures with my family!