Nathan C. Wendt, SJ
Nathan C. Wendt, SJ

Nathan C. Wendt, SJ, 35, is a native of Cleveland, where he attended St. Ignatius High School and first came to know the Jesuits. At Marquette University in Milwaukee, he studied communications with a focus on public relations and marketing, earning a bachelor’s degree in 2001. During his years at Marquette, Wendt worked with the MU Justice program to promote Ignatian spirituality and social justice issues across Jesuit universities, later serving as the organization’s president. After graduation, he moved to Omaha, Nebraska, to work as a promotions director for a group of radio stations and then moved back to Milwaukee to work in marketing for a manufacturing company. Growing up in a devoutly Catholic Polish-American family, Wendt had considered the priesthood at various times in his life, but when he began meeting with a spiritual director after college, he discerned that God was calling him to the Jesuits. He entered the novitiate in 2003 and, after two years, was missioned to Loyola University Chicago, where he earned a master’s degree in social philosophy. For his regency assignment, Wendt worked at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School – Twin Cities in Minneapolis, which provides a Catholic, college preparatory education to underserved urban youth. Wendt coordinated the school’s work-study program and helped with client recruitment, retention, assessments and coaching of students. In 2011, Wendt was missioned to the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, where he earned both a Master of Divinity degree and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology while serving in the prison chaplaincy program at MCI Cedar Junction, a maximum security prison in Walpole, Massachusetts. During his 11 years of Jesuit formation, Wendt has had a number of diverse and enriching experiences, including working for a juvenile detention center in Minneapolis and for a federal corrections center in Chicago. Following ordination, Wendt has been missioned to a pastoral year of ministry at Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit. (Wisconsin Province) 

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