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Staff

Dowd, Julia
Director

Julia Dowd

Julia Dowd is originally from Hampden, Maine.  A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, Julia served for a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in San Francisco where she worked at the Hamilton Family Center as a case manager.  Julia joined the staff of St. Ignatius Church in 1995 where she served as director of social ministries.  At USF, Julia has served as program development coordinator at the Leo T.  McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good and as associate director of the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought. Julia received a bachelor’s degree in religious studies with a concentration in peace and conflict studies from Holy Cross, a master’s in theology and a master’s in nonprofit administration from USF.  Julia is a member of the board of directors of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, a national network of Jesuit-affiliated schools and organizations focusing on social justice education and advocacy. dowd@usfca.edu  Open Door Hours: Thursdays, 12-2pm

Bazan, Enrique
Associate Director for Global Social Justice & Community Action

Enrique Bazan

Luis Enrique “Kique” Bazan is a longtime advocate for justice with years of experience working with human rights and advocacy organizations. Originally from Lima, Peru, Kique earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the Pontifical Catholic University in Lima, a master’s in theology and religious studies and a doctorate in organization and leadership from USF. Before coming to USF, Kique worked as street educator to promote and protect the rights of street children. Kique is a contributor to the book, Religion at the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana: Politics, Identity, and Faith in New Migrant Communities (Duke, 2009). At USF, Kique is responsible for the Arrupe Immersion Program, community action programs, and the Arrupe Justice Immersions though the Center for Global Education. lebazan@usfca.edu

Creen, Don
Associate Director for Resident Ministry

Don Crean

Don Crean is originally from the Bronx, New York where he graduated from Fordham Prep.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (JSTB). While at JSTB, Don came to the University Ministry staff as an intern in 1996 and joined the staff full-time in 1998 as associate director of liturgy. From 2001-2008 he also served as director of liturgy for St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco. Don served on the steering committee for young adult ministry for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and continues to serve on the worship commission for the Archdiocese and the worship committee of St. Ignatius Church. Don’s areas of responsibility include overseeing the Resident Ministry Internship program and serving as the University Ministry liaison with the Division of Student Life. crean@usfca.edu

 

McWilliams, Paul
Associate Director for Music, Liturgy and Interfaith Programs

Paul McWilliams

Paul McWilliams comes from Coatbridge, Scotland and moved to California in October 2000. Prior to joining the USF University Ministry staff he was the choral director at Carondolet High School in Concord, CA.  Prior to that he served as a music teacher at St. Agnes Elementary School and director of music for St. Bonaventure Parish, in Concord, CA. Paul was educated at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) and Napier College. He was choral director for the British Federation of Young Voices and accompanist for the Royal Scottish Ballet. Having been involved as a church musician since he was very young, he became organist at his local parish when he was 13 years old. Paul serves as associate director for liturgy and music at USF.  In this capacity he organizes all major University liturgies, directs the liturgical choir, and oversees interfaith programs and the University Ministry Interfaith Meditation Room. pmcwilliams@usfca.edu  Open Door Hours: Tuesdays, 12-2pm

Godfrey, Donal
Associate Director for Faculty/Staff Spirituality

Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J.

Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J. was born in Liverpool, England.  Donal was educated at Stonyhurst College and at University College, Cork. He is a member of the Irish Bar, and a Jesuit priest of the Irish province of the Society of Jesus.  Donal holds degrees in philosophy from the Milltown Institute of Dublin, a Master’s in theology from Regis College at the University of Toronto, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. He is the author of the book, Gays and Grays:  The Story of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (Lexington, 2007).  Prior to coming to USF, Donal worked at Clongowes Wood College, Ireland, the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Belfast for reconciliation between Catholics and Protestants, and in ministry at Loyola University, Chicago. Donal's areas of responsibility currently include working with alumni, the USF Law School, promoting Ignatian spirituality, working with the LGBTQ community, spiritual direction, and pastoral counseling. godfrey@usfca.edu

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Program Manager

Katie DeChants

Katie DeChants is originally from Albany, New York and received her BA in English from SUNY Buffalo. She earned a master's degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teacher's College at Columbia University, where her research interests included issues of access and equity in higher education. At USF, she has previously worked in the Office of the Dean of Students/Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities (OSCRR), as well as the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach. Katie oversees the day-to-day operations of the office, including all marketing and communications for University Ministry. She also oversees UM's tutoring program and manages the team of student workers. kpdechants2@usfca.edu  Open Door Hours: Thursdays, 2-4pm

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Retreats Coordinator

Emily Czarnik-Neimeyer

Emily Czarnik-Neimeyer was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI with a major in Sociology and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. Prior to her role as the Retreats Coordinator, Emily was a Resident Minister at USF for two years, worked as a Programs Fellow at Women's Funding Network in San Francisco through Lutheran Volunteer Corps, and volunteered for a year with AmeriCorps State at a Runaway Outreach Program through a Boys & Girls Club in Appleton, Wisconsin. Emily is a practicing ELCA Lutheran and has worked at Lutheran and Catholic institutions in Wisconsin. At present, Emily is also a student in the MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) at USF. As the Retreats Coordinator, Emily directs the annual retreats, as well as spirituality and sacramental programs. eaczarnikneimeyer@usfca.edu  Open Door Hours: Wednesdays, 11:30am-1pm