Assignments - Partners Spring 2015
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 Fr. Thomas Smolich, SJ (CFN), has been appointed by Father General as the international director of the Jesuit Refugee Service after serving as president of the Jesuit Conference for eight years.  
Fr. Thomas Smolich, SJ (California), has been appointed by Father General as the international director of the Jesuit Refugee Service after serving as president of the Jesuit Conference for eight years. Read More

Fr. Douglas Marcouiller, SJ (UCS), now has the title of Fr. General’s Regional Assistant for Canada and the USA, adding in Canada to the relational duties that he recently inherited from Fr. James Grummer, SJ, a General Councilor to Father General.  
Fr. Douglas Marcouiller, SJ (Central and Southern Province), now has the title of Fr. General’s Regional Assistant for Canada and the USA, adding in Canada to the relational duties that he recently inherited from Fr. James Grummer, SJ, a General Councilor to Father General.

Retreat Ministry
Anne Kelly Williams  
Anne Kelly Williams has been named executive director for Charis Ministries, a Jesuit ministry that reaches out to those in their 20s and 30s with peer-led retreats. Williams succeeds Pam Coster who led and helped Charis grow from 2009–2014
Jesuit Communities
Fr. Frederick Benda, SJ
 Fr. Frederick Benda, SJ, has been appointed vice-superior of the Saint Ignatius Dependent Jesuit Community in Cleveland, Ohio. He succeeds Fr. Lawrence Ober, SJ, who, after 35 years at Saint Ignatius High School, will become socius to director of novices at the Jesuit Novitiate of St. Alberto Hurtado in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Fr. Lawrence Ober, SJ 

Fr. John Ferone, SJ  
Fr. John Ferone, SJ, has been appointed superior of the Ann Arbor Jesuit Community in Ann Arbor, Michigan, effective in summer 2015 after serving as campus minister at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He succeeds Fr. Daniel Reim, SJ, as superior. Fr. Ferone will serve as a campus minister at St. Mary Student Parish at the University of Michigan.

Fr. Keith Muccino, SJ  
Fr. Keith Muccino, SJ (left), has been appointed vice-superior of the Oak Park Jesuit Community in Oak Park, Illinois. Fr. Muccino succeeds Fr. John O’Callaghan, SJ (right), who has served as vice-superior since 2005 and will continue to serve as university ministry chaplain for the health science division at the Stritch School of Medicine
Fr. John O’Callaghan, SJ

Fr. Joseph Daoust, SJ  
Fr. Joseph Daoust, SJ (left), will return from sabbatical and serve as superior of the Holy Rosary Mission Jesuit Community, and assist with pastoral needs at local parishes, effective July 31, 2015. He succeeds Fr. David De Marco, SJ, who served as superior and assisted with pastoral needs at Pine Ridge Reservation and on the medical team at Indian Health Services in Pine Ridge.
Fr. Joseph Daoust, SJ
Fr. Lorn Snow, SJ  
Fr. Lorn Snow, SJ, will become pastor at St. John’s Parish on the campus of Creighton University, effective June 2015, after serving as pastor at Church of the Gesu in University Heights, Ohio, for the past 9 years and as associate pastor from 1999–2006.

Fr. James Von Tobel, SJ  
Fr. James Von Tobel, SJ, will return to Gesu and serve as interim pastor after serving as parochial vicar of St. Ann’s Parish Cluster in Cadillac, Michigan.
Leadership in Jesuit Schools
Fr. Raymond Guiao, SJ  
Fr. Raymond Guiao, SJ, has been named the 26th president of Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio, effective July 1, 2015. Fr. Guiao served for seven years as assistant to the provincial for formation for the Midwest Jesuits. He succeeds Fr. William J. Murphy, SJ, who will complete the school year and then move to a new assignment.
Fr. Thomas Neitzke, SJ

Fr. Thomas Neitzke, SJ, has been named the 33rd president of Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha, Nebraska. He will succeed interim president John Naatz in March 2015. Fr. Neitzke has been president at Jesuit Academy in Omaha since 2011.
Fr. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ  
Fr. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ (left), has been named the 25th president of Creighton University. He will leave his post as associate provost for academic initiatives at Marquette Uni- versity and take office on July 15, 2015. He succeeds interim president J. Chris Bradberry, Pharm.D. who took over for Fr. Timothy Lannon, SJ, who was president from 2011–2015. After a sabbatical, Fr. Lannon will be “president in residence” at  the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Fr. Timothy Lannon, SJ
jeb Myers  
Jeb Myers has been elected the 3rd president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School – Twin Cities. Since 2007, he has been a founding faculty member, assistant principal, and interim president of the school.
Missioned to St. Camillus Senior Jesuit Community

Fr. Thomas Caldwell, SJ Fr. James O’Leary, SJ Fr. Robert Dolan, SJ Fr. James Warosh, SJ
 Fr. Thomas Caldwell, SJ   Fr. James O’Leary, SJ   Fr. Robert Dolan, SJ   Fr. James Warosh, SJ

Missioned to Colombiere Senior Jesuit Community
Fr. Dennis Ahern, SJ   Fr. Robert Welsh, SJ
Fr. George Lane, SJ
 Fr. Dennis Ahern, SJ    Fr. Robert Welsh, SJ    Fr. George Lane, SJ

Province Office
Sheila McClure  
Sheila McClure joined the Midwest Jesuits as the assistant treasurer and director of finance in December 2014. Most recently, Sheila was director of finance for The Northridge Group.

Ann Greene  
Ann Greene has been named director of annual appeals and new campaigns for the Midwest Jesuits. She has served in the advancement office for 6 years.

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Recent News

August 12, 2020 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Kenneth J, Herian, SJ, who died on August 9, 2020, at St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 96 years old. May he rest in peace.

July 23, 2020 — Bishop Michael McGovern, installed as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois, on July 22, is an alumnus of both Saint Ignatius College Prep and Loyola University Chicago.

July 7, 2020 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Frederick J. Deters, SJ, who died on July 5, 2020, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 83 years old. May he rest in peace.

June 22, 2020 — Through this examen, we will start the work of antiracism by examining how systemic racism influences our lives and how we practice the sin of racism.

June 19, 2020 —The Society of Jesus is proud to announce the ordination of 15 new priests in Canada, the United States and Haiti this calendar year.

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