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Fr. General Adolfo Nicolás has appointed Fr. Michael Garanzini, SJ, secretary for higher education for the Jesuit Curia in Rome, effective September 1, 2011. Among other duties, Fr. Garanzini will be responsible for creating and maintaining networks of research and promoting Jesuit identity among Jesuit higher education institutions throughout the world. He will remain in his current position as president of Loyola University Chicago.
Fr. James Stoeger, SJ, has been appointed the next president of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA) in the US effective August 1, 2011. Fr. Stoeger most recently held the position of vice president of the JSEA.
Fr. David Godleski, SJ, who most recently served as chaplain of university ministry at Loyola University Chicago, has joined the Jesuit Conference in the US as the delegate for formation and Jesuit life.
Fr. James Prehn, SJ, provincial assistant for secondary and pre-secondary education of the Chicago-Detroit Province, will add to his role by serving in the same capacity for the Wisconsin Province in fall 2011.
Mr. Matthew Couture has been hired to assist Fr. Prehn and will be instrumental in ensuring the Ignatian identity of the educational apostolates. Matt most recently was director of campus ministry at Saint Ignatius College Prep.
Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi, was named the new president of University of Detroit Mercy and took office on July 1, 2011. He had served as president of Gannon University, a Catholic diocesan school in Erie, Pennsylvania, since 2001.
Fr. Tom Regan, SJ, previously the provincial of the New England Province, has been appointed the academic director of the First Studies program at Loyola University Chicago. After 14 months of service in Haiti, Br. Jim Boynton, SJ, has returned to the US and will serve as assistant vocations promoter based out of the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy.
Fr. Paul Macke, SJ, has been appointed executive director of Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington, Illinois. Currently the Jesuit Conference assistant for pastoral ministry, Fr. Macke will begin his role at Bellarmine on November 21, 2011. Until then, Fr. Robert Flack, SJ, will serve as interim administrator, in addition to his work at the Chicago-Detroit Province office. Fr. Flack succeeds Fr. Mark Andrews, SJ, retreat director for eight years, who will now be superior at Loyola University’s Arrupe House Community.
Br. Denis Weber, SJ, has been assigned to Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church and Warming Center in Detroit, Michigan. Previously, he was pastoral minister and liturgist at Gesu Parish in Cleveland,
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ASSIGNED TO SERVE AT COLOMBIERE
The following Jesuits have been assigned to serve at Colombiere Center, Clarkston, MI
Fr. Raymond Baumhart, SJ
Fr. James Chambers, SJ
Br. Anthony Kreutzjans, SJ
Fr. James Lewis, SJ
The obituaries of Jesuits listed in this issue of Partners are available online: Br. John J. Petrus, SJ; Br. Herman F. Elsaesser, SJ; Fr. Joseph F. Downey, SJ; Fr. Robert J. Hagee, SJ; Fr. John “Jack” Beckman, SJ. To view more obituaries please visit our 2011 Obituaries page.