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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-five trained pastoral ministers to 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.
Interested in becoming a CIR or JIR? Apply here.
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 anytime after hours (5pm-9am, and weekends) 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 a community which is further explained in the volunteer description.
Lindsay Kelleher graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Theology and a Master's Degree in Education from the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program. She currently teaches theology at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C. Lindsay and her husband, Patrick, live on 36th Street with their son.
Rev. Jonathan Rice
Protestant (Assemblies of God)
Rev. Jonathan Rice is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and the Director of Development, Planned Giving at the office of advancement at Georgetown University. Prior to serving as the Director of Residential Ministry, Jon served with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries from 2003 - 2014 at Florida State University, Virginia Tech and here at Georgetown. Jon holds a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries from Central Bible College and an M.S. in Human Services Counseling from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He lives on 36th Street with his wife, Jenny, and their daughter, Sophia.
Rev. Olivia Lane is the Chaplain for Christian Spiritual Formation at Georgetown University. She holds a B.M. from The University of Tulsa, and her M.Div from Princeton Seminary, with an emphasis in behavioral health chaplaincy. Rev. Lane is a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PCUSA and works in an ecumenical capacity for the University while pastoring the Protestant community in Sunday Night Worship. Olivia, her partner Joshua and their children reside in the Residence Hall with her.
Carmen Fitzsimmons Rosenblatt
326 Copley Hall
Carmen Fitzsimmons is a graduate of the Georgetown College Class of 2008, where she majored in Theology. After Georgetown, she studied at the University of Notre Dame and earned a Master of Theological Studies in Catholic Systematic Theology. She currently serves as the Catholic Campus Minister at Georgetown University. Carmen lives with her husband, Mike Rosenblatt, and family in the Residence Hall.
426 Copley Hall
Jeff is originally from Mount Shasta, California. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon and earned a Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Biola University in Southern California. Most recently, his academic endeavors took him to Scotland where he earned a Masters in Historical and Systematic Theology at the University of St. Andrews. Jeff has over 10 years of ministry experience in the Presbyterian Church, serving both youth and college students in church and college campus ministry settings. Jeff lives with his wife Hayley, who is a Georgetown alum with a degree from the School of Foreign Service.
Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan
226 Copley Hall
Brahmachari Sharan, Ph.D. was born in London, England. He pursued monastic studies in India where he was ordained into the Nimbārka order of Hindu monks in 2003. Returning to the U.K., Dr. Sharan completed an MA (Hons) and Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, with pre-doctoral training at the University of Oxford. He currently serves as the Director of Hindu Life and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Georgetown.
212 Darnall Hall
Max is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended St. Ignatius High School. He graduated from Boston College, where he earned both a BA in Philosophy and German Studies and an MA in Philosophy. While pursuing graduate studies at BC, he served as a Peer Minister through Campus Ministry and Residential Life. Max spent two years in the Twin Cities discerning a religious vocation as a Jesuit novice. He currently teaches theology at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC.
112 Darnall Hall
Seher was born and raised in the Sunnyvale, California. She completed her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and Psychology at Santa Clara University. She spent much of her free time at SCU in Campus Ministry working with the Interfaith Council. Seher holds an M.A. in Islamic Studies with an emphasis in Muslim-Christian Relations at Hartford Seminary and a Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy. Seher serves as a Chaplain Resident at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in addition to her role as CIR.
419 Harbin Hall
Born in New Mexico and raised in Maryland, Heather Kinney has 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 both campus and parish ministry throughout the United States and currently serves as Formation Team Advisor for the Paulist Fathers, the first community of Catholic priests founded in the United States.
Rev. Bonnie Duncan (COL ’13, GRD ’17) was raised in Texas and is a double graduate from Georgetown University with two degrees in English. Bonnie is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God and currently, serves as the pastor of Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship at Georgetown. Additionally, Bonnie came to Georgetown as a Community Scholar and has since proudly served the program as a teaching assistant and mentor.
Rev. Joel Daniels
Joel Daniels is a Ph.D. student at Georgetown University in the Theological and Religious Studies program. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Joel earned his master’s degree in Theological Studies from Boston University. Joel has served in various pastoral roles for the past ten years. He lives in the Residence Hall with his wife, Heather, and their children.
Rev. Matthew Carnes, S.J.
510 Kennedy Hall
Rev. Matthew Carnes, S.J. previously served as a Jesuit in Residence at Santa Clara University and continues this position at Georgetown. 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. Fr. Carnes currently is an assistant professor in the Department of Government and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown.
Rev. Rondesia Jarrett-Schell
G-02 LXR Hall
Rev. Rondesia Jarrett-Schell is from a military family and grew up all over the world. Rondesia has over 10 years experience in parish ministry, school chaplaincy, and youth and young adult ministry.Rondesia holds a B.A. in Communication from Gonzaga University and an M.Div from The Church Divinity School of The Pacific in Berkeley California. She currently …Rondesia and her husband, Peter, live with their son in Residence Hall.
312 LXR Hall
A native of California, Stephanie Wong holds a B.A. in Religious Studies and English from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. She has pastoral experience serving as a Catholic middle school chaplain, a hospital chaplain, and as an intern at the St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale. Currently, Stephanie is a doctoral candidate in Georgetown's Theology Department as well as a chaplain. Stephanie lives in the Residence Hall with her husband and son.
304 McCarthy Hall
Tony Mazurkiewicz is originally from Chicago, IL. He earned a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.Div. from the Washington Theological Union. Currently, Tony serves as the Director of the John Main Center for Meditation and Inter-Religious Dialogue at Georgetown University. With over 20 years of experience in education and pastoral ministry, he lives in McCarthy Hall with his wife, Ann, and their dog.
226 New South Hall
Cedric is a Kenyan raised in Mombasa (a small Island along the East African Coast). He graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a B.A in Philosophy. Cedric spent eight years discerning a religious vocation as a Jesuit Scholastic. Cedric is currently studying for a J.D at Georgetown Law Center. He also currently works as the Assistant Director of Advancement for St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School (a free high school for HIV/AIDS orphans) in Nairobi-Kenya.
126 New South Hall
Protestant (United Church of Christ)
David is originally from Maryland. He holds a B.A. in International Studies from Washington College and an M.Div from Wesley Theological Seminary. He has served campus ministries at American University and the University of Hawaii Manoa in addition to Georgetown and is currently completing a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the National Institutes of Health. David and his wife Leigh both serve as Chaplains-in-Residence along with their dog, Penny Lane.
126 New South Hall
Protestant (United Church of Christ)
Leigh Finnegan-Hosey is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of North Florida and graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Leigh currently serves as a Resident Chaplain at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She and her husband David share an apartment in the Residence Hall with their adorable dog, Penny Lane.
Rev. Chris Steck, S.J.
422 New South Hall
Christopher 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. In addition to an award-winning book, Fr. Steck has published articles in contemporary Catholic ethics.
Michelle Siemietkowski (COL ’92, SCS '98) is the Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Student Formation 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 family.
424 Reynolds Hall
Marc Rugani is a doctoral candidate at The Catholic University of America. He holds an M.T.S. degree from the University of 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.
Rev. Greg Schenden, S.J.
201 RH & IHH
Rev. Greg Schenden, S.J., entered the Jesuits in Syracuse, NY and professed First Vows in 1999. Fr. Greg studied philosophy at Loyola University Chicago while hosting a weekly radio program for Loyola University's radio station, WLUW. As his regency assignment, Fr. Greg returned to Gonzaga College High School to teach English and television communications. Fr. Greg has completed an M.Div. degree at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. He currently serves as Roman Catholic Chaplain at Georgetown while providing support to the Living Learning Community entitled the "Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy".
Rev. Katie Francis
Katie Francis holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Virginia and an M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary with a concentration in Pastoral Care. She has over 10 years of experience in ministry. Prior to moving to DC, she worked as a parish associate minister and as a hospice chaplain in Tallahassee, Florida. Katie is a candidate for ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She and her husband, John, live in the Residence Hall with their children.
Protestant (Church of the Savior)
Easten Law was raised in the nearby DC suburb of Silver Spring, MD. After graduating from Wheaton College, IL, Easten spent several years teaching culture and communication at Anhui Normal University in China. Previously, Easten taught intercultural relations at American University and earned his Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary with a focus on Urban Ministry. He is currently studying for his doctorate in Theological and Religious Studies at Georgetown and serves as an intern covenant member of New Community Church where he advocates for affordable housing and equitable development in DC. He and his wife, Christine, live with their children in the Residence Hall.
Kathy Maguire-Zeiss, PhD
1062 Village C East
Kathy grew up outside of Philadelphia PA. She is an associate professor in the Departments of Neuroscience (GUMC) and Biology (GU) where she teaches and leads a research laboratory. She holds a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine, postdoctoral training from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS from Albright College. Kathy has received training in spiritual direction in the Ignatian Training Program at Holy Trinity Church and is a member of the Ignatian Retreat team at Georgetown.
Rev. Brandon Harris
812 Village C West
Protestant (American Baptist)
Rev. Harris was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Rochester, New York. Rev. Harris attended The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Religion. He earned an M.Div. with certificates in Black Church Studies and Baptist Studies at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Rev. Harris is ordained in the American Baptist Churches USA and Progressive National Baptist Convention. In addition to serving as a CIR, he is the Protestant Chaplain for the Law Center and Main Campus of Georgetown.