Tammy has been Director of Campus Ministry at Seattle University since June 2014. She is an alumna of Jesuit education--undergraduate and graduate school. Tammy earned a Master of Divinity at University of Notre Dame and a Masters 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.
Associate Director of Campus Ministry
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.
Ecumenical and Multifaith Campus Minister
Building/Room: STCN 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.
Senior Administrative Assistant
Kari joined Campus Ministry in October 2003. She earned her Master of Public Administration degree from Seattle University in March 2008 and is strong in her desire to never write another paper or give another classroom presentation. Kari enjoys working with students, especially focusing on formation with the Student Campus Ministers. Kari enjoys reading (especially international crime novels), baking bread, laughing at ridiculous things, knitting, playing in the rain, watching volleyball and football, and being an aunt to some of the sweetest kids in the world. She is an Orthodox Christian and gains great solace in the knowledge that God is bigger than her own little imagination.
Campus Minister for Liturgy & Resident Minister for Chardin Hall
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.
Campus Minister for Liturgical Music
Bill McNamara, Campus Minister for Liturgical Music at Seattle University, grew up in Queens, NY and completed a BA 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 young children (ages 5 and 9), along with an enormous 2-year-old 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.
Campus Minister for Social Justice
Building/Room: STCN 120
Marilyn Nash was born in Pennsylvania, moved to Seattle as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and fell in love with the northwest. After JVC:NW, she worked in social services accompanying communities who were homeless or on the margins. She has a special interest in the body’s relationship to spirituality and worked as a massage therapist for over 10 years. She is an alumna of Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry, holding a Master of Arts in Transformative Spirituality with a specialization in spiritual direction. Professionally, her passions include Ignatian spirituality and discernment; the intersection of faith and racial justice; and accompanying people in making meaning of small moments and big choices. Personally, she loves talking about her move to Tacoma; being an auntie to kiddos on both coasts; and savoring that time when each season begins to shift into the next. Marilyn uses she/her/hers pronouns.
Campus Minister for Retreats & Resident Minister for Xavier Hall
Building/Room: STCN 120
Originally from Nashville, TN, Anna completed her Master of Theological Studies degree at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. During her graduate studies, Anna facilitated faith-based immersion programs in campus ministry and spent a summer working as a hospital chaplain in a multi-faith environment in Boston. In her professional and ministerial work, Anna is committed to co-creating spaces where students can develop the spiritual and communal resources to responsibly confront suffering and the systems that sustain it, while embracing the persistence of meaningful hope. She is excited to bring this focus to her work at SU, where she is responsible for programs including the New Student Retreat and the Search Retreat. When she is not planning and facilitating retreats, Anna derives her daily dose of hope from hanging out at dog parks, celebrating the intermittent Seattle sunshine, making music, riding her bike, and learning new languages.
Campus Minister and Resident Minister in Bellarmine
Building/Room: STCN 120
Frank is coming in new from Manila where he finished his undergraduate degree in Behavioral Studies from the University of the Philippines. He worked as a human resources development officer for private firms before joining the Jesuits. As part of his formation as a Jesuit, Frank studied at the Loyola School of Theology and Ateneo de Manila University and then he served as formator to diocesan seminarians and Jesuit candidates after his ordination in 2009. Frank was also director for Jesuit Vocations Promotions in the Philippines before coming to Seattle for his Doctor of Ministry studies at the Seattle U School of Theology and Ministry. Frank enjoys listening to good music, sketching faces of people, and walking and enjoying the cool Seattle breeze.
Campus Minister for Pastoral Care
Building/Room: STCN 120
Megan Kush was born and raised in Southern California. She completed her BA in Sociology and Spanish at the University of San Diego, and a M.Div 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.