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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-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 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 community.
1434 36th St., N.W.
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
1432 36th St., NW
Protestant (Assemblies of God)
Rev. Jonathan Rice is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and the Associate Director of Residential Ministry at Georgetown University. Prior to serving as the Associate 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.
226 Copley Hall
Before coming to the United States in 1990, Anne-Elisabeth Giuliani studied medicine and linguistics in France. At Georgetown, her past endeavors include doctoral studies in American History, 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.
Rev. Kevin O'Brien, S.J.
326 Copley Hall
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.
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.
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 in one of the freshmen residence halls. 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.
Rev. Stefanie Chappell
304 McCarthy Hall
Protestant (Assemblies of God)
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.
419 Harbin Hall
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.
519 Harbin Hall
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.
Rev. Joel Daniels
Protestant (Church of God)
Joel Daniels is a PhD student at Georgetown University in the Theological and Religious Studies program. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Joel and his family helped start and then pastor a church in the Boston area. During their time in Boston, Joel earned his master’s degree in Theological Studies from Boston University. Joel holds credentials in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) and has served in various pastoral roles for the past ten years. He will live in Henle 2 with his wife, Heather, and their children.
Rev. Matthew Carnes, S.J.
510 Kennedy Hall
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.
312 LXR Hall
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.
304 McCarthy Hall
Sara Seligmann was raised in Tennessee and graduated with a BA in Theology from Xavier University and an MA in Pastoral Ministries from Santa Clara University. Between udergrad adn grad school, Sara participated in the Jesuit Voluteer Corps in East L.A., worked on death penalty abolition in Ohio, and taught high school Theology for three years. For two years while studying at Santa Clara, Sara was a Resident Minister and ran the Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors and the Ignation Solidarity Internship in Campus Minstry.
Rev. Khristi L. Adams
226 New South Hall
Protestant (American Baptist)
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. Sara Jo Emmerich
126 New South Hall
Rev. Sara Jo Emmerich was born in Wisconsin and raised in southwestern Virginia. She earned her BA from Hollins University, her MA in English from Radford University, and her MDiv from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. She was a chaplain resident at Georgetown University Hospital and completed a second year chaplain residency at the Mountain Home VA in Johnson City, TN. She served as a pastor for two years, and was an ESL and English Composition teacher before going into ministry.
Rev. Chris Steck, S.J.
422 New South Hall
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.
326 New South Hall
A native of California, Stephanie Wong holds a B.A. in 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 and hospital chaplain. She also interned at Yale’s Catholic student center, St. Thomas More. Stephanie and her husband, Josh, live in New South.
1409 36th St., N.W.
Michelle Siemietkowski (COL ’92, SCS '98) is the Director for 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 husband and their daughter.
424 Reynolds Hall
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.
D402 Village A
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 have two daughters, Wren (3) and Cedar (1), and are originally from Richmond, Virginia.
426 Copley Hall
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.
Mary J. Novak
1062 Village C East
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 and as the Chair of the Board of the Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty and Promote Restorative Justice.
Rev. David Collins, S.J.
812 Village C West
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
830 Village C West
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).