Elisa Alvarez

Gabe Condon

Dorota Best

dbest@smspnewman.org

Fr. Kyle Shinseki, S.J.

Fr. Kyle was born in Honolulu and raised on the island of Kaua‘i, Hawai’i. Prior to entering the Jesuits, he studied urban planning and business administration. He became Catholic as an undergraduate while studying at M.I.T. He completed graduate studies at U.C.L.A. and Northwestern and worked in the non-profit and private sectors.

In 2009, his life took a new direction when he entered the Jesuit Novitiate in the Detroit area. After his formation (and degrees in philosophy and theology), he was ordained in 2018. He is fluent in Spanish and has worked to promote the inclusion of diverse cultural backgrounds in the campus communities where he worked and studied. Along with his strong background in campus ministry, he enjoys music, cooking, and sampling a variety of ethnic cuisines.

Ph: (734) 663-0557 x221

Em: kshinseki@smspnewman.org

Michael Regan

Bailey Burke

Fr Daniel Dixon, S.J.

Biography:
Daniel J. Dixon, SJ, was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, by his loving parents, Mike and Sharon, along with his older brothers, Mike and Tom. He met the Jesuits while a student at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School. He attended the University of Notre Dame where he majored in theology and was taught and mentored by Fr. Brian Daley, SJ. After college, he joined the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), where he taught middle school social studies and religion at St. John Vianney Catholic School in Goodyear, Arizona. While in ACE, Dan directed the school play and started the school baseball team. Dan’s experience in ACE and love of teaching encouraged him to enter the Jesuits in 2012. As a novice, Dan served in a variety of places, including St. Mary Student Parish at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After taking vows in 2014, Dan moved to New York, where he completed degrees in private school leadership and business administration from Columbia University, while teaching English as a second language to immigrants and refugees at St. Rita’s Center in the Bronx.

Dan was then missioned to help start the Welsh Academy, a middle school for families of modest economic means at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland. There he taught high school theology and helped direct Saint Ignatius’ strategic plan. Dan then moved to Berkeley, California, to complete his Master of Divinity degree at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in preparation for ordination. While living in the Bay Area, Dan served as a volunteer at the Oakland Catholic Worker and a deacon at St. Elizabeth’s, a thriving Latino/a parish in Oakland. His first Mass will be on Sunday, June 11, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Milwaukee. After ordination, Dan has been missioned to be a pastoral associate at St. Mary Student Parish at the University of Michigan.

Ph: (734) 663-0557 x225

Em: ddixon@smspnewman.org

Fr. Patrick M. Casey, S.J.

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.

Ph: (734) 663-0557 ext. 234

Em: pcasey@smspnewman.org

Julia Novotny

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Julia received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Spanish from Marquette University. While at Marquette, Julia was introduced to Ignatian Spirituality and service learning. Encounters through service instilled in her a passion for social justice and a desire to pursue a career that would make a positive impact in the lives of others. 

For three years following undergrad, Julia taught in a Montessori school a few blocks from Marquette’s campus. Eager to connect her passion for justice with her faith, Julia enrolled in the Master of Divinity Program at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in 2016. While pursuing her degree, she held internships in high school teaching and campus ministry, hospital chaplaincy, and various faith based student formation programs at Boston College where she gained experience planning and facilitating retreats for undergrads. 

Julia graduated in December 2020 and worked as a Contact Tracer at Partners In Health for the state of Massachusetts for the next six months. In Summer 2021, she moved to Ann Arbor for an opportunity to work in Campus Ministry at St. Mary Student Parish. Julia loves being outdoors, cooking for family and friends, exploring new places, and spending time with her husband, John, daughter, Frances, and cats, Sven and Pip. She loves being a part of St. Mary and is grateful to contribute to such a vibrant community! 

Ph: (734) 663-0557 x 244

Em: jnovotny@smspnewman.org

Fr. Robert E.Karle, S.J.

 

Post-Ordination:
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.

Biography:
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.

Ph: (734) 663-0557 x246

Em: bkarle@smspnewman.org

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