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Erick Berrelleza, SJ

Los Angeles, California

Erick Berrelleza, SJ

Los Angeles, California

Prior to entering the Society, Erick earned a philosophy degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. He studied philosophy at the Hochschule für Philosophie in Munich, Germany and completed theology studies at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He taught at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose, California for his Regency and served as associate pastor at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Phoenix after his ordination in 2015. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in sociology at Boston University. His research focuses on religion in urban neighborhoods. He has studied the merger of two Catholic parishes in Boston and the negotiation of community identity during early-stage gentrification. He is particularly interested in how place shapes religious lives.

Joseph Dickan, SJ

Long Beach, California

Joseph Dickan, SJ

Long Beach, California

Before entering the Society, Joseph earned a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles. Later he worked in the advancement office at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, California. During the summer of 2012, he participated in the "Six Weeks a Jesuit" program, tutoring at Washington Jesuit Academy in the nation's capital. He completed his First Studies at Fordham University in New York. He performed his Regency at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose, California where he served as a math teacher. In fall 2020 Joseph will be headed to Beirut, Lebanon to study at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik.

Quentin Dupont, SJ

Lille, France

Quentin Dupont, SJ

Lille, France

Quentin grew up in France but in his final year of undergraduate studies in economics and accounting he attended Santa Clara University in California as an exchange student. Shortly after his experience at Santa Clara he entered the Society. He completed his First Studies at Fordham University in New York and performed his Regency at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose, California.  He went on to do his Theology studies at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Quentin is currently in the Ph.D. program in Finance and Business Economics at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Roberto Carlos Durán, SJ

San Salvador, El Salvador

Roberto Carlos Durán, SJ

San Salvador, El Salvador

Roberto was born and raised in El Salvador before coming to the US. Prior to emigrating he had earned a degree in advertising from Don Bosco University in San Salvador. He completed his First Studies at Loyola University Chicago and performed his regency working at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose, California. Most recently he was serving in pastoral ministry at Parroquia San Bartolomé in Arcatao, El Salvador. In fall 2020 he is set to study Theology at Regis College in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Thomas Flowers, SJ

San Jose, California

Thomas Flowers, SJ

San Jose, California

Before entering the Society, Thomas graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose, California and earned a BA in history from Santa Clara University in California. He completed his First Studies at St. Louis University in Missouri and performed his Regency working at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose and the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales (Arizona and Mexico). He went on to study Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy before being ordained in 2018. Most recently he was a graduate student of history at the University of York in England.

Phillip Ganir, SJ

Honolulu, Hawaii

Phillip Ganir, SJ

Honolulu, Hawaii

Phillip earned a BA in political science and Asian studies from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in Honolulu. He completed his First Studies at Fordham University in New York and performed Regency as a teacher of theology at Jesuit High School in Carmichael, CA. Since entering the Society, he has worked as an associate pastor at St. Ignatius Church in Sacramento and gone on to further studies. He completed the Master’s program in Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame in 2017 and currently he is a doctoral student in catechetics at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Ryan Mak, SJ

San Francisco, California

Ryan Mak, SJ

San Francisco, California

Ryan graduated from St. Ignatius College Preparatory School in San Francisco and earned his bachelor's degree in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California, San Diego. During college he was active with the Newman Center Catholic Community, an experience he termed transformative. He is currently a medical student at the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago.

Jason McCreery, SJ

Grass Valley, California

Jason McCreery, SJ

Grass Valley, California

Before Jason entered the Society, he graduated from Jesuit High School in Carmichael, California and then earned his BA in Buddhist studies at the University of Chicago. He went on to teach math and religion to junior high students at his Catholic grammar school and he has taught RCIA and confirmation classes. He completed First Studies at Fordham University in New York. In fall 2020 he will be attending the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York.

Phillip Sutherland, SJ

Chehalis, Washington

Phillip Sutherland, SJ

Chehalis, Washington

Phillip earned a degree in religious studies and chemistry from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. While attending college he served as an ongoing intern with the Washington State Division of Developmental Disabilities and served as an assistant to a L’Arche community. He completed his First Studies at Loyola University Chicago and performed his regency at St Andrew Nativity School in Portland, Oregon and Gonzaga University in Spokane. He completed his Theology studies at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He was ordained in 2017 and then returned to student life. Currently, he is a doctoral student in philosophy at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Rob Van Alstyne, SJ

Palo Alto, California

Rob Van Alstyne, SJ

Palo Alto, California

Prior to entering the Society, Rob earned a degree in philosophy from Boston College. He completed his First Studies at St. Louis University in Missouri and performed his Regency at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. He studied Theology at Regis College in Toronto, ON, Canada. He was ordained in 2019. In fall 2020 he will continue graduate studies in Theology at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

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