Campus Ministers

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Tammy Liddell

Master of Divinity

Director of Campus Ministry

Phone: 206-296-6052

Tammy has been Director of Campus Ministry at Seattle University since June 2014. She is an alumna of Jesuit educationundergraduate and graduate school. Tammy earned a Master of Divinity at University of Notre Dame and a Master in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. After 25 years of ministry in Jesuit higher education, she is delighted to be part of a team of talented and creative professional ministers here at SU and contributing to the greater work of the Division of Student Development. Seattle University students are passionate about reflection and social justice and are committed to making the world a better place. She feels privileged to accompany students on their journey of faith and spirituality and justice. Together we explore what it means to be part of the Ignatian heritage of Jesuit education. Tammy lives in the foothills of the Cascades with her spouse and two kids (and Lenny, the dog). They enjoy the days of long sunshine in the summer and sitting by fire on rainy Northwest nights. Tammy hopes that you, too, enjoy your time here on the shores of the Salish Sea and make the most of your time at Seattle University.

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Erin Beary Andersen

Master of Divinity

Associate Director of Campus Ministry

Phone: 206-296-6053

Erin is a Seattle University alumna and one of the original members of the first S.U. Women's Cross Country Team. Originally from Richland, Washington, Erin completed her Master of Divinity degree at Boston University and obtained a Certificate in International Mission and Ecumenism from the Boston Theological Institute. Her focus in religious conflict and religious reconciliation led her to complete her field education in Northern Ireland. Erin deeply believes that spiritual ecumenism can change the world. Erin loves to read, host friends and family for dinner parties and Seahawks games, and spending time with her husband, Casey, and her black lab, Betty.

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Rev. Victoria Carr-Ware

Master of Arts in Educational Psychology
Master of Divinity

Ecumenical and Multifaith Campus Minister

Phone: 206-296-6049

Building/Room: Student Center 120

Victoria hails from New York City and comes from a family of political activists from the East Elmhurst community in Queens. With fondness, she remembers her Caribbean grandmother as a strong and loving woman whose honesty and concern for the human condition propelled her community forward.  This work ethic and sense of Christian duty provides a framework for how Victoria ministers to people from all contexts. She is a promoter of social justice and community involvement and is committed to improving quality of life and raising consciousness through discussions on faith, race and gender.  

Victoria earned her Master of Divinity with an emphasis on psychiatry and religion from Union Theological Seminary.  She was later ordained by Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn and currently serves as Associate Pastor for New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Kent, Washington.  Following seminary Victoria completed a chaplain residency at Veterans Affairs in New York City where she ministered to patients with mental illness.  Most recently she served as a chaplain fellow at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance providing spiritual care for diverse patients, family, and staff.  Victoria earned her BA in Psychology and an MA in Educational Psychology from New York University.

Having worked for nearly ten years as an Academic Advisor at NYU, Victoria is excited to be back on campus. Outside of professional interests she loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys cooking, singing in her church choir, and travelling.

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Fr. Vincent Duong, SJ

Master of Theology in Ignatian Spirituality
Master of Divinity

Campus Minister

Vincent was born and raised in Vietnam. He and his family migrated to the United States on September 29, 1992. Before becoming a Jesuit of the US West province in 2003, he lived in San Diego, California. He was very active in his home parish as a leader of the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement. During his Jesuits formation, especially his theological studies at Regis College in Toronto-Canada, he got an excellent opportunity to journey with young adults in parish and university settings by listening deeply to their sharing and hanging out with them. After his ordination in 2014, Vincent was assigned to the Most Holy Trinity parish, a very diverse and multicultural parish, in San Jose, California as a parochial vicar. During his five years as a parish priest, he enjoyed the church sacramental life, including organizing many liturgical inculturation celebrations. Vincent is very excited to work in a diverse campus ministry team and especially to continue walking with students during the unusual time, the pandemic.

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Julie Hurst

Masters in Cultural Studies

Resident Minister, Bellarmine Hall

Phone: 206-296-2327

Julie Hurst was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Southern California during her childhood. Her career in higher education spans more than 20 years and has consisted of working in spaces of learning outside of traditional classroom settings. This has included working in housing and residence life as well as in study abroad at both public and private institutions. In addition to serving as a Resident Minister in Bellarmine Hall she is the Director of Campus Engagement at the Center for Community Engagement. Julie is passionate about working with students at all stages of their educational paths, listening to their stories (especially learning what led them to SU), and assisting them with connecting to opportunities and to others. She collaborates with various SU offices to offer quarterly gatherings designed for Redhawk students of color to gather and share in community together. Julie also enjoys music, movies, traveling, sports, soaking in sunshine, and the gift of having conversations related to reflection and spirituality. She received her M.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington, Bothell and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine (Zot!).

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Megan Kush

Master of Divinity

Campus Minister for Pastoral Care

Phone: 206-296-5585

Building/Room: Student Center 120

Megan Kush was born and raised in Southern California. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish at the University of San Diego and a Master of Divinity degree at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. As an undergraduate, Megan was immersed in settings that engaged the intersections of faith and justice, ultimately leading her to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and onto a path of accompanying others on their own faith journey. Her passion for ministry grew through her work with youth and young adults in diverse parish settings, as well as in her role as a hospital chaplain. Megan finds renewal and rest through a variety of activities, including walks by the waterside, hiking, attempting new recipes, eating good food, journaling, and salsa dancing. Megan is thrilled to work with young adults once again, seeking to listen and accompany students during the significant, as well as daily moments, of their lives.

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Kari Langsea

Master of Public Administration

Senior Administrative Assistant

Phone: 206-296-6067

Kari joined Seattle U and Campus Ministry in October 2003. She earned her Master of Public Administration degree from SU in March 2008 and is glad to have her paper writing days in the past.  Kari enjoys creating an atmosphere of hospitality for all in our community and appreciates the opportunity to work with young adults from all types of backgrounds.  Her work allows her to focus closely on formation of our Student Campus Ministers and she is a chaplain with the annual Interfaith Immersion Cohort each spring quarter.  As a third generation Seattle resident, Kari is grateful that this town is home and she loves the natural beauty of our trees, water, and mountains.  Her hobbies include reading (especially international crime novels), visiting parks, being owned by two cats (Millicent and Henry), baking bread, laughing at ridiculous things, knitting, playing in the rain, watching volleyball and football, and being an auntie to some of the sweetest (and sassiest) young people in the world.  Kari’s spirituality is rooted in contemplative mindfulness and she takes seriously the call to love all of humanity as her neighbor. 

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JoAnn M. Lopez

Master of Divinity

Campus Minister for Liturgy
Resident Minister, Campion Hall

Phone: 206-296-6992

JoAnn grew up in India and Singapore, where she learned the importance of hospitality, inclusion, good food, and how to live in an multifaith and multicultural world. She has been immersed in Jesuit education and formation for the last decade through her experiences at Saint Joseph’s University, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and now Seattle University. A transplant to the West Coast, JoAnn loves living near the water again. JoAnn enjoys listening deeply to students’ stories, creating spaces and opportunities for moments of reflection and prayer, sharing meals, chatting about pop culture, and playing six degrees of separation. Having participated in Catholic liturgy on four continents, she marvels at unity in diversity in the church, and is passionate about ritual, prayer, the global church and social justice.

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Gina Lopardo

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Master of Science in College Student Personnel

Resident Minister, Xavier Global House

Phone: 206-296-6460

Gina Lopardo was born and raised in Rhode Island and only left that state when she moved to Seattle twelve years ago. She earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Rhode Island and her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seattle University. She directs the Education Abroad Office in addition to serving as the Resident Minister in Xavier Global House. Gina is passionate about accompanying students along their journeys and contemplating life’s paths. She is devoted to her two dogs, Lacey and Diego, loves to read, cook, eat good food and spend as much time as possible near bodies of water. Some of her favorite topics of conversation include her home state, life on the other (East) coast, tasty recipes, being a first generation college student, searching for spiritual and religious connection, travel, and her time studying abroad in Siena, Italy.

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Bill McNamara

Master of Divinity

Campus Minister for Liturgical Music

Phone: 206-296-6031

Bill McNamara, Campus Minister for Liturgical Music at Seattle University, grew up in Queens, NY and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Psychology at Georgetown University and a Master of Divinity degree at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. Bill has ministered at a retreat center in Cincinnati, OH, and at Catholic parishes in Enumclaw, WA, Oakland, CA, and Bellevue, WA before starting at Seattle U in 2007. Bill and his spouse have two children, along with an enormous golden retriever, Moose. Bill enjoys traveling, hiking, bicycling, journaling, and anything to do with the preparation and sharing of good food. He plays piano and has sung with both the SU Choirs and the Seattle Men’s Chorus. Bill has loved Catholic liturgy and liturgical music for as long as he can remember, and enjoys sharing that enthusiasm with the SU community.

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Susan Meyers

Resident Minister, Chardin Hall

Phone: 206-296-5416

An alumnus of Seattle University, Dr. Susan Meyers grew up selling corndogs, balloons, and cotton candy on the carnival circuit and has since become an international leader in writing studies. In addition to serving as Resident Minister for South Campus, she also directs the Creative Writing Program in Seattle University's English Department. Her novel Failing the Trapeze won the Nilsen Award for a First Novel, and her field study on education in rural Mexico, Del Otro Lado: Literacy and Migration Across the U.S.-Mexico Border, was supported by a Fulbright Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Association of University Women. When she's not at her writing desk, she's likely out at one of Seattle's many arts events or going for a run through the winding, wonderful parks near Capitol Hill. 

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Fr. Colleen Nsame, SJ

Campus Minister
Resident Minister, Bellarmine Hall

Phone: 206-296-4430

Colleen Dinladjer Nsame, SJ was born in Cameroon, a country in the central part of Africa. The desire to serve God led him to embrace the Jesuit priesthood and his religious vocation. Colleen has three bachelors degrees in History, Philosophy and Theology. With passion in spirituality, he is currently pursuing a graduate degree through Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry. To help others articulate God in their experiences is one of his fundamental desires in his role in Campus Ministry. As a Campus Minister and a Resident Minister in Bellarmine Hall, Colleen loves to listen and be for and with others.

Student Campus Ministers

  • Justice Cabantangan, Retreats
  • Mariel Campoverde, Social Justice
  • Karina Comes, Liturgy
  • Tayz Hernandez-Campero, Liturgy
  • Meghan McCreedy, Religious Diversity
  • Megan Oakes, Administrative Support
  • Deirdre Pearson, Public Relations
  • Nate Ross, Liturgical Music

Mariel Campoverde social justice nate ross liturgical music meghan mccreedy religious diversity deirdre pearson public relations justice cabantangan retreats karina comes liturgy megan oakes administrative support tayz hernandez liturgy images: profile pictures of each student