Fr. Thomas A. Lawler, SJ, provincial of the Wisconsin Province, is a delegate from his province for the Society of Jesus' General Congregation 36. Previously, he served as the vocations director for the Wisconsin Province and served as assistant director at the Sioux Spirituality Center, a Jesuit retreat center and ministry training program for Native American Catholics in South Dakota. Fr. Lawler entered the Society of Jesus in 1987 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1999. His degrees include a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, and a master’s degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago.