Nick Albares is the Director of Government & Community Relations for Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana. Prior to joining LBP, Albares was a policy analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Louisiana Budget Project (LBP). Previously he worked with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans for five years, where he partnered with churches and civic leaders on community building and civic engagement initiatives. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame.
Jonathan Amgott is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to law school, he served as Associate for Programs and Development at the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA), where he managed production of HIV-prevention advocacy “toolkits” for African religious leaders. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University, Jonathan has interned for faith offices at the White House and U.S. Department of State, as well as several community-focused nonprofits.
Sarah Christian (@SarahMillennial) has a BA in international relations from the University of the Pacific. She studied abroad in Italy and Ghana. Sarah currently works in human resources. She has also worked with refugees through Catholic Charities. Sarah is the copy editor for Millennial.
Meghan J. Clark, Ph.D. (@DrClarkM1) is an Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at St John’s University (NY). Specializing in Catholic social thought, Dr. Clark is a social ethicist who focuses on human rights, solidarity, global health and economic justice. Committed to public theology, she also blogs at Catholic Moral Theology, and has published editorials in America Magazine. She completed her Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from Boston College and her bachelors in philosophy and theology from Fordham University. Meghan lives in Long Beach, NY.
Caitlin Conroy is a graduate of the Columbus School of Law.
Anusia Dickow is a graduate of Saint Louis University with a degree in Theological Studies, focusing particularly on Ignatian Spirituality.
Daniel R. DiLeo is an assistant professor and the director of the Program of Justice Studies and Peace at Creighton University. He is a consultant for Catholic Climate Covenant. He earned his M.T.S from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University where he majored in sociology and minored in inequality studies. For two years he worked as a Mission Intern at the Catholic Health Association of the United States, and his research focuses on the intersection of climate change, Catholic social teaching, and political/public theology.
Nichole M. Flores (@nicholemflores) is an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia. Her research explores theories of justice, emotion, and aesthetics in relation to issues of globalization, consumption, human trafficking, immigration, race and ethnicity, family ethics, and U.S. Latino/a politics. She earned a M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and an A.B. from Smith College. A native of Denver, CO, Nichole enjoys running, cooking, reading novels, listening to music, and singing. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband, Daryn Henry.
God In All Things seeks to be a resource for those looking to deepen their spiritual life and learn about Ignatian spirituality. It is edited by Andy Otto, a married lay ecclesial minister and graduate student at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. Originally from the Boston area, he has worked for Disney, been a Jesuit, worked as a hospital chaplain, and most recently worked for the CatholicTV Network.
Kate Gordon is a civil rights attorney. Prior to beginning law practice, she spent several years as a volunteer working on human rights issues in Guatemala, Mexico, Los Angeles, and Arizona.
Kristi Haas grew up in Davenport, Iowa, and studied liberal studies and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame. After completing two years of parish ministry, formation, and theology coursework through the Echo: Faith Formation Leadership Program, she moved to Boston to work toward a Master of Theological Studies at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. She also lives and serves at St. Mary of the Angels parish.
Christopher Hale (@chrisjollyhale) is a co-founder of Millennial and a contributing editor. He did national Catholic outreach for the president’s re-election campaign. Educated by Jesuits, he graduated from Xavier University in 2011.
Billy Kangas (@BillyKangas) is an anti-hunger activist and is working on a PhD in Liturgy and Sacramental theology at The Catholic University of America. He lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and two sons. When he’s not talking about theology, he also lectures and writes about the coffee industry. He also blogs at Patheos.
Brian Keaney (@BrianKeaney) likes to think big thoughts and occasionally succeeds. As he fancies himself a writer, he blogs here at Millennial and elsewhere when one of those ideas is worth sharing. He has a degree in politics from The Catholic University of America and one in government from Harvard University, and has worked for elected officials in Boston, Honolulu, and Washington, D.C.. He is a former district deputy and state youth director for the Knights of Columbus, and finds endless enjoyment in reading, being social, and volunteering with children.
Genevieve Jordan Laskey volunteered overseas with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, then completed her MA in Theology through Notre Dame’s Echo: Faith Formation Leadership Program. Genevieve also served as Romero Center Ministries’ first Executive Director after helping to expand the Center’s programming. A San Diego native, she now lives in New Jersey with her husband, Mike.
Mike Jordan Laskey (@mikelaskey) is the senior communications manager for the Jesuit Conference in Washington, D.C. He previously worked as the director of Life & Justice Ministries for the Diocese of Camden, NJ. Before moving to the diocese, Mike was a program coordinator for the Center for FaithJustice, a Catholic nonprofit that runs service immersion trips near Trenton, NJ. Mike completed an MA in theology from the University of Notre Dame through the university’s Echo: Faith Formation Leadership Program, and he has a BA in English, also from Notre Dame. Mike lives with his wife Genevieve, executive director of Camden’s Romero Center Ministries, in Haddon Township, NJ. He blogs for the Camden diocese at http://camdenlifejustice.wordpress.com.
Patrick R. Manning, PhD, is the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at Seton Hall University. His research focuses on pedagogy of religious education and teacher formation with a particular interest in how symbols can be used more effectively to form people in a Christian worldview that is life-giving and adequate to the challenges of today’s world. In addition to his research, Patrick serves as a workshop facilitator, public speaker, and local catechist as well as teaching a summer course on teaching religion at the University of Notre Dame. His past and current blogging efforts aspire to draw attention to the joy and wonder of walking with God through the everyday.
John McCarthy (@JohnWMcCarthy) is the Deputy National Political Director for Joe Biden. He has been an advocate for youth engagement in the political process and the CEO of Future Civic Leaders, a national 501c3 organization that runs political engagement programs for high school students in low-income communities. He studied Politics and Theology at The Catholic University of America and serves as the Chairman of their College Democrats chapter. He has been interviewed and quoted by FOX and Friends, NPR, the Washington Post, HuffPost Live, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside HigherEd.
Marcus Mescher, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Christian ethics at Xavier University. In his graduate studies at Boston College, Marcus focused on Catholic social teaching and learning. His dissertation proposed a “theology of neighbor,” using the Good Samaritan as a generative theme for exploring the demands of Christian neighbor love and solidarity in an age marked by globalization and unequal interdependence, individualization and secularization, and digital technologies and social media. His interests in religious and moral formation flow from and have been reinforced by ten years of experience in parish youth ministry and college campus ministry. Marcus received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and is a native of the Milwaukee area.
Fabrice Musoni (@Fabrice_Musoni) was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and grew up in Rwanda. He earned a scholarship to attend a Quaker Boarding School in West Branch, IA in 2003 and graduated with honors from Luther College, also in IA, with a degree in Political Science and Communications Studies. Fabrice holds a Master of Science in International Affairs degree from the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University with a concentration in International Development. His professional experience include consulting for USAID on technology, governance, and democracy projects. He also worked for Search for Common Ground in Burundi in 2010 doing research on national youth policy since the end of the civil war in 2005. He currently works as a policy analyst at United to End Genocide, covering the DRC, Syria, and Burma. Fabrice is passionate about genocide and mass atrocities prevention, human rights, and generally politics, culture, and religion.
Daniel Petri is a PhD candidate concentrating on political theory at the Catholic University of America. His research interests include: deliberative democracy, religion and politics, liberalism, modern and contemporary political theory. Daniel has taught in the Politics Department at The Catholic Univesity of America; additionally he has taught summer courses at Stanford University as part of the Humanities, Education and Leadership Program (HEAL), and at San Quentin State Prison in Marin, California as part of the Prison University Project.
Allison Walter is a student at the Washington University School of Law. She previously worked a theology teacher and track coach. She was formerly press secretary with Faith in Public Life and policy education associate with NETWORK Lobby Organization in Washington, DC. She has also written for the National Catholic Reporter, Patheos, and Busted Halo.
Bethany J. Welch, Ph.D. has worked to effect transformational change in urban communities in New York, Delaware, and Pennsylvania through research, planning, nonprofit management, advocacy, and social action. She currently provides consulting support for a range of projects and programs that build the capacity of neighborhoods, particularly through faith-based organizations working in solidarity with local residents. Welch has a doctorate in urban affairs and public policy and a Master’s degree in higher education administration. She is also a graduate of Contemplative Leaders in Action, a selective two-year formation program offered by the Jesuit Collaborative. Welch served for three years as the executive director of Providence Center, a Catholic outreach center in inner city Philadelphia and a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the same community. These experiences have put her daily at the intersections of belief and brokenness, of hope and despair. It also keeps her actively writing and creating art as a way to make sense of the world as it is and the kingdom yet to come. Welch is originally from Rochester, NY, but now calls Philadelphia home.
Christopher White is the national correspondent for Crux. He previously worked as the associate director of Catholic Voices USA. He holds an M.A. in Ethics and Society from Fordham University and a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Washington Post, New York Daily News, International Business Times, The American Interest, National Review, First Things, Public Discourse, and Human Life Review, among many other print and online publications. He was a 2013-2014 Robert Novak Fellowship Award Winner and lives in New York City.