Brian grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and was first introduced to Ignatian spirituality and the Jesuits at Loyola University of Chicago. In 2014, he graduated with degrees in Psychology and Theology. After Loyola, Brian entered the Echo Graduate Service Program through the University of Notre Dame. This two year formation program was where he first started his career in ministry in the Diocese of St. Augustine in Jacksonville, Florida working primarily with Youth Ministry & Young Adult Ministry. He graduated with his Master of Arts in Theology from Notre Dame and worked on-campus there as an Assistant Director of Keenan Hall in 2016. Brian then moved to Michigan in 2017 for an opportunity to work in campus ministry at St. Mary. He loves Notre Dame football, summer concerts, kayaking at Gallup Park, and running with his dog Louie. Brian and his wife Mary have a son named Dominic and are grateful to be a part of the community!
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Julia grew up in a large Catholic family with a strong emphasis on faith.
Fr. Pat was born in Chicago on March 17, 1941 and received his Grade and High School Education in a parish school and at St. Ignatius H. S. of Chicago. In 1959 he entered the Society of Jesus in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied philosophy and English at Spring Hill College. In 1966 he was missioned to Peru in South America where he taught for three years at Colegio San Jose, a Jesuit school in Arequipa. His theology training was in Mexico City and after ordination he returned to Peru where he lived and worked until 2011. While in Peru he served as president of three Jesuit High Schools and taught and served as chaplain in two others. He was pastor of an inner-city parish and also one in the jungle. In 2011 he was assigned to work in Chicago at St. Procopius Parish and in 2014 was asked to help as part time chaplain at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in the same city.
Fr. Mark Mossa, S.J. has spent most of his ministry career—as a Jesuit, and before—in ministry with youth and young adults. Most recently, he served as Director of Campus Ministry at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. In addition to his priestly ministry, he also moonlights as a teacher, writer, and pop culture aficionado. He enjoys conversation about everything from theology, philosophy and history to sports and Stranger Things. He is as passionate about finding God in all things, as he is about helping others to let God find them in their everyday life. Having spent most of his life in the northeast and southern United States, he is excited about the new challenges and opportunities of life and ministry in the upper Midwest, Michigan football and making a home for himself, and the Catholic students at St. Mary.
- Made home visits and participated in jail recovery groups as a novice during the long experiment at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
- Developed and facilitated the Ignatian Yoga weekend retreats along with a gifted group of fellow Ignatian leaders and yoga teachers.
- Accompanied high school students to Belize on cultural immersion experiences and introduced them to the beautiful places and people he encountered during his time as a Jesuit Volunteer.
He was ordained on June 12, 2021 and will serve for two years as a Pastoral Associate at St. Mary Student Parish in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Bobby Karle, SJ, was born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, by his two parents alongside his older brother. He met the Jesuits while he was a student at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School (UofD High) where he participated in campus ministry, community service and the ice hockey program. As a teenager, Bobby attended two Children’s International Summer Village programs in Denmark and Costa Rica. He graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a major in anthropology and a minor in Spanish, was leader of the DePaul Community Service Association and participated in service-learning programs in Mexico. After college, Bobby spent two years as a Jesuit Volunteer in Belize where he began to discern a vocation to the Jesuits. He next worked as campus minister at UofD High, where he participated in his first yoga class, sparking his ongoing engagement with the practices and philosophy of yoga. He joined the Jesuits in 2010 and, as a novice, performed apostolic work at an ESL school, a L’Arche Community and the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He then studied philosophy at Fordham University and engaged in various forms of ministry and communities in New York City. In 2013, he completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and began teaching yoga at Fordham and a local Bronx food pantry. After graduating from Fordham, Bobby moved to Indianapolis for his regency assignment to teach religious studies and yoga at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. While in regency, Bobby co-founded the Ignatian Yoga organization, along with a team of lay Ignatian leaders and yoga teachers. Bobby next earned a Master of Divinity at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California, and served as a deacon at St. Ignatius Parish in San Francisco.