Assignments of the Midwest Jesuits - Fall/Winter 2019

Jesuit Community 

  • Fr. Jack Heim, SJ, has been missioned to pray for the Church and the Society at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich.


  • Fr. Mark Luedtke, SJ, will begin the tertianship program in South Africa.


  • Fr. Brad Held, SJ, has been named pastor of Holy Rosary Mission and associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Pine Ridge, S.D.
  • Parish 
  • Fr. Eric Sundrup, SJ, has been named pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel in Cincinnati.


  • Jim Kennedy, SJ, will teach social studies at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee.
  • Jack McLinden, SJ, will teach theology at Loyola High School in Detroit.
  • Sean Teets, SJ, will teach theology and music at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland.
  • Chris Williams, SJ, will teach theology at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee.


  • David Inczauskis, SJ, will teach Spanish and philosophy at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
  • Jim McGivney, SJ, will begin the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Loyola University Health System in Oak Park, Ill.
  • Tommy O’Donnell, SJ, will serve as coordinator for student support and outreach at Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago.
  • Fr. Don Serva, SJ, will serve as an adjunct professor of biology at John Carroll University in Cleveland.
  • Fr. Kyle Shinseki, SJ, will serve as a campus minister at Santa Clara University in California.
  • Fr. Jayme Stayer, SJ, will serve as an associate professor of English at Loyola University Chicago.

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