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  • Fr. Mike Bayard, S.J.

    Fr. Mike Bayard, S.J.

    Director of Campus Ministry & Jesuit in Residence in Chardin Hall
    Phone: 206.296.6052
    Fr. Mike was born in Milwaukee, WI although raised in Syracuse, NY and Rockford, IL. Fr. Mike came to Seattle University in July 2000 as the Campus Minister for Ignatian Retreats, where he served in that position until 2005. In December 2005, Fr. Mike graduated from SU with a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL). Fr. Mike’s summary project for the MNPL, Leaven for a Just and Humane World: A Project for an Office of Alumni Spirituality, Service and Leadership, became the impetus for Seattle University’s Magis: Alumni Committed for Mission. Fr. Mike served as Co-director of Magis from 2006-2009. Fr. Mike has also graduated from 3 other Jesuit schools in addition to Seattle U — Marquette, Creighton, and Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. When not in the office, Fr. Mike likes to take walks, read, hang out with friends, and travel. You can always know what Fr. Mike is up to because he Twitters and Facebooks regularly. Fr. Mike is also obsessed with the TV show, American Idol.
    Ms. Erin Beary Andersen

    Ms. Erin Beary Andersen

    Associate Director of Campus Ministry
    Phone: 206.296.6053
    Erin is a Seattle University alumna and one of the original members of the first S.U. Women's Cross Country Team. Originally from Richland, Washington, Erin completed her Master of Divinity degree at Boston University and obtained a Certificate in International Mission and Ecumenism from the Boston Theological Institute. Her focus in religious conflict and religious reconciliation led her to complete her field education in Northern Ireland. Erin deeply believes that spiritual ecumenism can change the world.  In her spare time, Erin enjoys reading, running, softball, and spending time with her husband, Casey, and her black lab, Betty
    Mr. Seán Bray

    Mr. Seán Bray

    Campus Minister for Social Justice
    Phone: 206.296.6079
    Seán Bray is the Campus Minister for Social Justice at Seattle University. He was born and raised in the Seattle area. He holds a B.A. In Elementary Curriculum from Carroll College in Helena, Montana and a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University. Seán has served as an elementary and middle school teacher in the Catholic Schools, a youth minister at Sacred Heart in Bellevue and a co-director of Catholic Youth Organization Camping Program. In 2009 he was commissioned as a Lay Ecclesial Minister through the Christifideles program and is an honorary member of Alpha Sigma Nu. Seán is passionate about creating space for dialogue, accompanying people in discernment, building relationship between communities and helping people to explore their relationships with God, others and themselves. He is married and is the father of two children.
    Mr. Matthew Pyrc, SJ

    Mr. Matthew Pyrc, SJ

    Campus Minister for Social Justice & Jesuit in Residence in Bellarmine Hall
    Phone: 206.296.6077
    Matthew was born and raised in Michigan. After undergraduate university he joined the Franciscans based in Pennsylvania. As a Franciscan he studied theology at Regis College (a Jesuit school) in Toronto, Canada where he earned Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity degrees. After discerning that the Franciscan community was not for him he returned to Michigan and worked as a Family Services worker for Boysville of Michigan – a Catholic alternative juvenile detention program. He moved to Spokane, WA. And worked for a number of years with At-Risk youth in employment training and ran a High School Drop-Out Prevention/Intervention program. He also did volunteer social justice ministries at St. Aloysius church, a Jesuit Parish in Spokane. While in Spokane, Matthew also served on various community nonprofit boards including: The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery funding development board, Catholic Charities, West Valley School Truancy board. In 2006 he entered the Jesuit Novitiate in Portland, OR. As a part of his Jesuit Formation he studied at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley. He earned degrees in: Master of Theology and Licentiate in Sacred Theology. His thesis research was on the transformation process in Immersion programs. While at The Jesuit School of Theology he lived in Cali, Colombia for a year and did an Inter-Religious Immersion in India. Matthew enjoys traveling, biking, spinning classes, reading, movies, cooking, boating, coffee shops, and has a budding interest in photography.
    Ms. Rachel Doll O'Mahoney

    Ms. Rachel Doll O'Mahoney

    Campus Minister for Faith Formation
    Phone: 206.296.5585

    Rachel has been doing ministry of one kind or another since She was a young adult.  She joined Seattle University Campus Ministry in the fall of 2010 Rachel received a graduate degree at Weston Jesuit School of Theology (currently Boston College School of Theology and Ministry) and did her undergraduate work at Quincy University where she studied theology and Franciscan studies.  

    Her clearest vocational call is the voice of women she ministered for (or did they do the ministry?) at a prison ministry in Northern Missouri. These experiences shaped her perspectives on justice, race, and poverty issues in American culture, and continue to inspire her to work with others who will bring about change in our world!  From these foundational experiences she is inspired to live a life devoted to curiosity, simple living, a deep trust in the work of the Holy Spirit and creating change in small, but inspired ways. 

    Rachel and her partner delight in married life and have 2 awesome daughters who ensure that they live in the present moment and find God in the chaos of life.  She has a pair of very dirty gardening shoes, a full spice rack, a pile of crafty projects and more books checked out from the library than should be allowed.

    Ms. Kari Langsea

    Ms. Kari Langsea

    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 206.296.6067
    Kari joined Campus Ministry in October 2003 and since then has been enjoying the ride along the way. She received her Master of Public Administration degree from Seattle University in March 2008 and is strong in her desire to never write another paper or give another classroom presentation. Kari enjoys working with students, especially the Student Campus Ministers, and has taken particular joy in working with the Ecuador Excursion program for the past four years. In her spare time, Kari enjoys reading, vegetarian cooking, laughing at ridiculous things, being an aunt to some of the funnest kids in the world, and Scandinavian crime novels. She is an Orthodox Christian and gains great solace in the knowledge that God is bigger than her own little imagination. She is the one shown without the gray fur.
    Mr. Bill McNamara

    Mr. Bill McNamara

    Campus Minister for Liturgical Music
    Phone: 206.296.6031
    Bill grew up in Queens, NY and earned his BA in theology and psychology from Georgetown University. Bill has ministered at a retreat center in Cincinnati, OH, and at parishes in Enumclaw, WA, Oakland, CA, and Bellevue, WA. He completed his Master of Divinity degree at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in 2003. Bill enjoys traveling, hiking, bicycling, journaling, and anything to do with the preparation and sharing of good food. Bill and his spouse also have their hands full raising two young children, ages 2 and 6. He plays piano and has sung with both the SU Choirs and the Seattle Men’s Chorus. Bill has loved Catholic liturgy and liturgical music for as long as he can remember, and enjoys sharing that enthusiasm with the SU community.
    Mr. Francisco Bujanda

    Mr. Francisco Bujanda

    Campus Minister for Retreats
    Phone: 206.296.5731
    Francisco was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Southern California. He went to undergrad at John Carroll University, a Jesuit institution in Cleveland, Ohio. After college, he volunteered in Ecuador with Rostro de Cristo. At a certain point, Francisco’s passion for justice and accompanying others led him to start working toward a Master’s in Relationship and Pastoral Therapy. Francisco spends most of his free time finding new bike routes to explore in Seattle, deepening his yoga practice, climbing with friends, and getting creative with cooking. He believes community is the greatest catalyst for personal growth and group change. He loves and has worked several years as a retreats director because he sees retreats as an ideal place where community is built and where that personal and communal growth is possible.
    Ms. Marilyn Nash

    Ms. Marilyn Nash

    Campus Minister for Ignatian Spirituality & Resident Minister for Bellarmine Hall
    Phone: 206.296.2267

    Marilyn Nash was born in Pennsylvania, moved to Seattle as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and fell in love with the northwest. After JVC she worked in social services attending to communities who were homeless or on the margins and was very impacted by the experience. She has a special interest in the body’s relationship to spirituality and worked as a massage therapist for over 10 years. She is an alumna of SU’s School of Theology and Ministry. Marilyn’s passions blur between the personal and professional. She enjoys conversations and spaces that explore spirituality, contemplation, discernment, mindfulness and meaning making; and finds joy in good meals, bad puns, expressive words, gathering communities and being with students.  

    She hopes her presence at Seattle U helps to both honor and adapt the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius; and that students feel more receptive to loving and being loved through their encounters with her and with campus ministry. Marilyn also currently lives in Bellarmine Hall as a Resident Minister!

    Rev. Tad Monroe

    Rev. Tad Monroe

    Ecumenical and Multifaith Minister & Resident Minister for Chardin Hall
    Phone: 206.296.6049
    Tad Monroe grew up in Yakima, WA but has lived in Tacoma for almost 20 years. He did his undergraduate in history and journalism at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) and his Masters of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. Tad is an ordained Presbyterian minister. His ministry career has consisted in serving two urban congregations in Tacoma as pastor, working as a non-profit director and consultant, and in campus ministry at PLU and the University of Puget Sound. Tad loves sports and the arts equally. He has coached high school football in Tacoma for 5 years. He is an avid arts patron, producer, and artist himself (poet, writer, and storyteller.) Tad helped found the Poet Laureate position in Tacoma, has produced many poetry readings, is co-founder and producer of the City of Destiny Faith and Film series, and is co-producer and founder of Tacoma's live storytelling show called the Drunken Telegraph. When Tad isn't watching sports or enjoying the arts, he loves being with his community of friends and family, cooking, good food and drink, traveling, stimulating conversation, and reading often.
    John Michael Reyes

    John Michael Reyes

    Campus Minister for Liturgy
    Phone: 206.296.6992
    Building/Room: Student Center 120
    John Michael is from San Francisco, CA.  He received a BA in Religious Studies and Anthropology with a minor in Catholic studies from Santa Clara University.  He studied abroad in Rome, Italy through Loyola University, Chicago.  John Michael received a Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.  He has ministered in youth and young adult ministry, the catechumenate, retreats, ecumenical worship, and food pantry ministry.Prayer and worship have been woven into John Michael’s life from such a young age.  To prepare and celebrate liturgies (through the Word, Music, Movement, and Environment) so that the ritual is an expression of the community’s life in Christ for the life of the world sparks his holy curiosity.  He looks forward to exploring issues of worship and social justice/mission, the role of inculturation and inclusion, and how the imagination is formed, all within the radiance of the Chapel of Saint Ignatius!He enjoys the Seattle food (and coffee) scene, singing, and amateur photography and videos through Instragram.  He looks forward to the greening of Seattle in light of the rain.  John Michael hopes that you will make your way into Campus Ministry to connect with one of the Campus Ministers or Student Campus Ministers.  On behalf of the rest of the team, no matter what spiritual path you journey, we hope that you are able to find a voice and support. 
  • Student Campus Ministers

    • Rachel Liuzzi, Public Relations
    • Beth Williams, Social Justice
    • Colleen Newell, Social Justice
    • Feeza Mohammad, Multifaith
    • Ada Rinne, Multifaith
    • Monica Allen, Ecumenical
    • Sara Bernard-Hoverstad, Faith Formation
    • Camille Kammer, Liturgy
    • An Le, Liturgy
    • Michael Lott, Liturgy
    • Colleen Harahill, Liturgy
    • Sammy Snaer, Liturgy
    • KC Bridges, Administrative Support
    • Arica Jeffery, Retreats
    • Shelley Brunkan, Liturgical Music