Chaplains-in-Residence (CIRs) and Jesuits-in-Residence (JIRs) live in university residence halls and apartments to accompany and support students of any or no faith tradition. The twenty-seven trained pastoral ministers represent a variety of faith traditions, professional careers and personal backgrounds. Together with the full-time Campus Ministry staff, CIRs and JIRs embody Georgetown’s commitment to cura personalis by caring deeply for the spiritual, emotional and social needs of all students.
Whether a student is developing new friendships, making career choices, exploring spirituality or working through personal struggles, CIRs and JIRs are readily available to meet for one-on-one conversations. Students can also access a Chaplain On-Call twenty-four hours a day during the academic year (except when the University is closed) by calling 202-677-0361.
In addition to offering individual support and guidance, CIRs and JIRs open up their homes weekly for students to meet with friends and unwind over homemade snacks. CIRs and JIRs also provide opportunities for students to engage with social justice issues, foster personal health and wellness and build community.
CIRs and JIRs are passionate about serving students and look forward to meeting you.
If you are interested in applying for a CIR or JIR position, please review the position description and application. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Please visit this site in fall 2014 for the 2015-2016 academic year application deadline. Thank you.
Josh Evans is a Ph.D. candidate in moral theology at The Catholic University of America, where he also teaches courses in the school of theology. Josh has worked in campus ministry at a number of universities, and he holds master's degrees from Catholic University and Yale Divinity School. He lives in the Alumni Square and Townhouses area with his wife, Jamila, and their children.
Rev. Jonathan Rice is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He has served with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries since 2003 at Florida State University, Virginia Tech and now as the pastor for Chi Alpha at Georgetown University. Jon holds a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries from Central Bible College and an M.S. in Human Services Counseling from Southwestern A.G. University. He lives on 36th Street with his wife, Jenny, and their daughter, Sophia.
Before coming to the United States in 1990, Anne-Elisabeth Giuliani studied medicine and linguistics in France. At Georgetown, her past endeavors have included doctoral studies in American History and positions as Associate Chaplain and Lecturer. Formed in spiritual theology at the Studium of Notre-Dame de Vie, she continues to be involved with this international center rooted in Carmelite tradition. She currently works as an interpreter in international affairs and as a researcher in 18th-century Atlantic History.
Lindsay Kelleher graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Theology and a Master's Degree in Education through the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program, a two-year service teaching program at Notre Dame. She taught theology for three years at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado, and currently teaches theology at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C.
Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. (COL ’88), Vice President for Mission and Ministry, serves as Jesuit-in-Residence in Copley Hall. Before joining the Georgetown staff in 2008, Fr. O’Brien was associate pastor at Holy Trinity Parish in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Jesuits in 1996, Fr. O’Brien was a corporate litigator. He teaches a popular theology class, The Church in the 21st Century, and serves as spiritual director for faculty undertaking the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
Rev. Michael Calabria, OFM is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province. He has degrees in Near Eastern Studies (B.A., John Hopkins), Egyptology (M.A., Brown), Library Science (MLS, Columbia) and Divinity and Theology (M.Div./M.A., Washington Theological Union). After ordination he taught Arabic and Islamic Studies at St. Bonaventure University from 2003 to 2012, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Arab and Islamic Studies with the University of Exeter, U.K.
Rev. Beth Godfrey was raised in Arizona and graduated with a B.S. from Northern Arizona University and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Beth served as a pastor for six years before completing a Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She then began Supervisory training in Clinical Pastoral Education, and now supervises chaplain interns. Beth lives with her husband, Robert Romano, and their dog Corrah.
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised just outside Washington, D.C. in Maryland, Heather Kinney has nearly fifteen years of experience in ministry. She holds degrees in Religious Studies (B.A., University of Missouri) and Theology (M.A., Washington Theological Union). Heather has served in campus ministry at Case Western Reserve University and the University of San Diego and in parish ministry at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C., specializing in faith formation and retreats.
Brooks Zitzmann is a doctoral student in social work at The Catholic University of America, where she is interested in the intersection of clinical social work and spirituality. Brooks is licensed as a clinical social worker in the state of Louisiana where she practiced counseling at Loyola University New Orleans for 4 years. She holds an MSW from Tulane University, an M.St. in Science and Religion from Oxford University, and a B.A. with double majors in Biology and Religion from Texas Christian University.
Originally from San Diego, California, Natalie Perl Regan holds a B.A. in English from the University of San Diego and an M.Div. from the Washington Theological Union. Natalie has worked in both campus and parish ministries in St. Jospeh, Minnesota and Washington, DC. Natalie also completed a chaplain-residency at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. Natalie has extensive retreat experience and continues to serve as a spiritual director for Catholic and Ignatian retreats at Georgetown. Natalie lives with her husband and daughter.
Rev. Matthew Carnes, S.J. is an assistant professor in the Department of Government. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, Political Science, an M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, an M.A. from Fordham University and a B.A. from Stanford University. He has extensive experience in spiritual and pastoral ministry, and previously served as a Jesuit in Residence at Santa Clara University.
Dr. Campbell Hackett holds an M.Div., a Ph.D. in Practical Theology and an M.A. in Christian Education, all from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has been a facilitator at the Princeton Hub, a drop-in center for adults with mental and behavioral disabilities, a hospital chaplain at the University Medical Center in Princeton, N.J. and an intern at Presbyterian churches where she preached, led worship and teacher workshops, taught adult education and offered pastoral care.
Rev. Daniel Madigan, S.J. is an Australian Jesuit priest who joined Georgetown's Department of Theology in 2008, where he is currently Director of Graduate Studies.
Rev. Stefanie Chappell is an ordained Protestant minister of the Assemblies of God, with over 20 years of campus ministry experience with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. She serves as the Chi Alpha director for Northeast region of the U.S. and the staff director for the Chi Alpha group at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is completing a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership. Stefanie has traveled extensively for ministry opportunities, including overseas ministry projects and speaking engagements. She is a native of Los Angeles.
Rev. Khristi L. Adams is an ordained American Baptist (ABUSA). She received an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, with a concentration in Ethics and Social Justice, and a B.A. in Advertising from Temple University. Since 2011, she has served as the Associate Pastor for Preaching and Spiritual Programming at Azusa Pacific University. Previously, she was the Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, NJ. Khristi has done international cross-cultural work and is also an author and filmmaker.
Rev. Jessie Lowry, an ordained Presbyterian minister, holds a B.A. in Sociology from Eastern University and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Jessie previously provided pastoral care and grief support to patients and families as an Interfaith Chaplain at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, New York. She has received training at several other hospitals including Robert Wood Johnson, University of Pennsylvania, and Trenton Psychiatric Hospital.
Rev. Chris Steck, S.J. was born in Pt. Arthur, Texas. After working as a design engineer for Texas Instruments, he entered the Jesuits in 1983 and was ordained a priest in 1994. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from Yale in 1999, he began work in the Theology Department at Georgetown, where he is now department chair. Fr. Steck also serves as Jesuit-in-Residence in New South Hall and is caretaker for the retired Georgetown mascot.
Michelle Siemietkowski (COL ’92, SCS '98) is the Director of Professional and Residential Ministry in the Office of Mission and Ministry at Georgetown. She holds a Master's degree in Pastoral Studies from the Washington Theological Union, a Master's degree in Religious Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in English from Georgetown. She has experience in retreat ministry, hospital ministry and spiritual direction. She lives on 36th Street with her husband and their daughter.
Marc Rugani is a doctoral student at The Catholic University of America. He holds an MTS degree from Notre Dame and is a proud alumnus of Georgetown University. Marc taught at Xavier High School and Fordham Preparatory High School in New York City. He also volunteered for two years at the Farm of the Child, an orphanage in Honduras, where he met his wife, Elizabeth.
Luke O'Connell holds a B.A. from Catholic University and is a Doctoral Candidate in Liberal Studies at Georgetown. He has traveled extensively, including to Zambia, where he taught philosophy at St. Bonaventure's College and Formation Center, served at an AIDS hospice and tutored English at the City of Hope orphanage. Luke lives with his wife, Meghan, and their daughters, Clare, Faith and Tessa.
Fundamentally rooted in Ignatian Spirituality, Mary J. Novak has served across the U.S. and abroad as a spiritual and retreat director as well as a hospital chaplain. Mary practiced and taught law for over ten years in California and has served organizations in their development for mission for decades. She holds an M.A. in Pastoral Studies from the Washington Theological Union, a J.D. from Santa Clara University Law School and a B.S. in Management from San Diego State University. She has done advanced study in spirituality and peacebuilding. Mary currently serves on the pastoral team as a spiritual director at the St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring, MD.
Rev. David Collins, S.J. has been a professor of medieval history at Georgetown since 2004 and is the director of the History Department’s doctoral program. A native Washingtonian, he entered the Jesuits in 1987 and was ordained a priest in 1998.
Min. Wendy Hamilton holds a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Howard University School of Divinity. She completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Washington Adventist Hospital and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Wendy is a communications consultant with over 15 years’ experience, has worked on Capitol Hill and most recently served as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).