Our diverse faculty consists of professors and instructors with strong academic resumes and experience with adult learners. They come from our own Santa Clara Valley and beyond.

Faculty 

Laureen Aguayo, MA Franciscan School of Theology
Jerome Baggett, Ph.D., Jesuit School of Theology
Rev. Ritchie Bueza, M.Div, St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
Rev. Joseph Benedict, STD, Jesuit School of Theology
Rev. Christopher Bennett, St. Christopher Parish
Melissa Broom Ursin – MTS, University of Notre Dame
Sr. Maryann Cantlon CSJ, MA, Jesuit School of Theology
Levi Checketts, Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union-Berkeley
Msgr. Francis Cilia, M.Div, St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
William Dohar, Ph.D., University of Toronto
Deacon Gustavo Escrucería, BA, Inpahu University, Colombia
Anabella Estrada, MA, Santa Clara University
Rev. Eduardo Fernandez, STD, Jesuit School of Theology
Rev. Jeff Fernandez, M.Div, St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
Deacon Phil Flowers, MA, UC Berkeley
Sarah Flowers, MA, UC Berkeley
Lisa Fullam, Th.D., Harvard Divinity School
Sr. Patricia Galli RSM, STM, Jesuit School of Theology
Jennifer Hanson, BA, Stanford University
Rev. John Hurley CSP, D.Min, Jesuit School of Theology
Jeannine Leichner, MA, University of San Francisco
Rev. Andres Ligot
, JCD, Diocese of San Jose


Roberto Mata, Th.D., Harvard Divinity School
Rev. Brendan McGuire M.Div, St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
Rev. Robert McKay, Ph.D., University of South Africa
Sr. Sharon McMillan SND, SLD, Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Saint Anselm
Rev. Gerardo Menchaca, STD, Pontifical Gregorian University
Deacon Raul Mendoza, MA, Santa Clara University
Joe Morris, Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
Catherine Murphy, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Rev. Chi Ngo, M.Div, Jesuit School of Theology
Raymond O’Connor, D.Min, Jesuit School of Theology
Antonio Ojeda, Pastoral Ministry Certificate, Jesuit School of Theology
Rev. Carlos Alberto Olivera, STD, Marianum
Rev. Sergio Ovando, STD, Pontifical Gregorian University
Rev. John Poncini, STM, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University
Rev. Jose Antonio Rubio, STD, Jesuit School of Theology
Wendy Scherbart, MA, Santa Clara University
Rev. Walter Suarez, STL, Seminario Madre del Verdo Encarnado
Sandra Torres, MA, San Jose State University
Sylvia Venechanos, MA, Santa Clara University
Lupita Vital, MA, Santa Clara University

Staff

Irma De Rangel, Director of the Institute | irma.g.alarconderangel@dsj.org | 408.983.0111
Erika Alcaraz, ILM Coordinator | ILMstudents@dsj.org | 408.983.0110