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Steering Committee – Framed Round

Jack Bentz, SJBlessed Sacrament ParishJack Bentz, SJBlessed Sacrament ParishFr. Jack Bentz, SJ, is the pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Hollywood, California. He grew up on a cattle ranch in Oregon and attended Gonzaga University, graduating with degrees in theater and English literature. He then studied acting and worked as a theater artist in New York and …

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Vocations Team – Framed Round

Fr. Radmar Jao, SJDirectorFr. Radmar Jao, SJDirectorFr. Radmar Jao, SJ, is the Director of Vocations for the USA West province. He is originally from Valparaiso, Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University. He was an award winning actor in Los Angeles, appearing on film, TV, and stage before entering the Jesuits in 2001. Fr. Radmar …

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Theology – Framed Round

James Antonio, SJSeattle, WashingtonJames Antonio, SJSeattle, WashingtonJames earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the Society he spent two years in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, first assigned to the Nashville, Tennessee community, and then to a community in Portland, Oregon working with Operation …

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Regency – Framed Round

Michael Bachmeier, SJWoodland, CaliforniaMichael Bachmeier, SJWoodland, CaliforniaMichael attended Jesuit High School in Carmichael, California and graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in Theology. Prior to entering the Society, Michael worked as support staff at a residential facility for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Davis, California. He completed …

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First Studies – Framed Round

Christopher Castaneda, SJMurrieta, CaliforniaChristopher Castaneda, SJMurrieta, CaliforniaChris earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Cal Poly Pomona. Chris earned his professional engineering license in California and has worked as a design engineer, specializing in stormwater and water quality, for the past twelve years in the Inland Empire. He served as a sacristan and was …

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Special Studies – Framed Round

Daniel Flores Estrella, SJInglewood, CaliforniaDaniel Flores Estrella, SJInglewood, CaliforniaDaniel earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in studio art and communication arts from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. As a professional multidisciplinary artist and designer, he previously worked for nonprofit arts organizations and art institutions as artist-in-residence, graphic designer, administrator, project …

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