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Fr. Thomas P. Greene, SJ

Fr. Thomas P. Greene, SJ, is a delegate from the Central and Southern Province for the Society of Jesus’ General Congregation 36. He is the rector of First Studies at St. Louis University. From 2010 to 2014, Fr. Greene was Secretary for Social and International Ministries at the Jesuit Conference. He was a founding member of the …

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Fr. Thomas A. Lawler, SJ

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 …

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Fr. Thomas J. Lamanna, SJ

Fr. Thomas J. Lamanna, SJ, is a delegate from the Oregon Province for the Society of Jesus’ General Congregation 36. He is superior of the Jesuit Community at Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma, Washington, where he also teaches social studies. Prior to that, he was the novice director at Ignatius House in Culver City, California. …

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Fr. Herbert B. Keller, SJ

Fr. Herbert B. Keller, SJ, is a delegate from the Maryland Province for the Society of Jesus’ General Congregation 36. He served as president of Scranton Preparatory School in Pennsylvania from 1997 to 2015, making him the school’s longest-serving president. He also served as principal of Scranton Prep and of Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia. …

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Fr. Michael C. McFarland, SJ

Fr. Michael C. McFarland, SJ, is a delegate from the Northeast Province for the Society of Jesus’ General Congregation 36. He is treasurer for the Northeast Province. Previously, he was president of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 2000 to 2012. Prior to that he served as the dean of the …

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Fr. John W. McCarthy, SJ

Fr. John McCarthy, SJ, is a delegate from the English Canada Province for the Society of Jesus’ General Congregation 36. He is socius (assistant) to the provincial, director of formation, and doing research and writing in ecology. He received a bachelor’s degree in forest tree biology from the University of New Brunswick, a master’s degree …

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Fr. Ronald A. Mercier, SJ

Fr. Ronald A. Mercier, SJ, provincial of the Central and Southern Province, is a delegate from his province for the Society of Jesus’ General Congregation 36. Prior to his role as provincial, Fr. Mercier taught ethics at Saint Louis University and earlier served as the executive director of the Jesuit Collaborative in Boston, a network …

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Fr. Brian G. Paulson, SJ

Fr. Brian G. Paulson, SJ, provincial of the USA Midwest Province, is a delegate from his province for the Society of Jesus’ General Congregation 36. Before his current position, he was president of Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago for 11 years and then served as rector of the Loyola University Chicago Jesuit Community. He …

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Fr. Joseph M. O’Keefe, SJ

Fr. Joseph M. O’Keefe, SJ, is a delegate from the Northeast Province for the Society of Jesus’ General Congregation 36. He currently serves as the director of the Center of Ignatian Spirituality and a professor at Boston College. He holds a doctoral degree in administration, planning and social policy from the Harvard University Graduate School …

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Fr. Chi V. Ngo, SJ

Fr. Chi V. Ngo, SJ, is a delegate from the California Province for the Society of Jesus’ General Congregation 36. He is a retreat and spiritual director at the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos in Los Altos, California. Formerly, he served as the provincial assistant for formation and vocations for the California Province. He …

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