After completing a two-year national search, Loyola University Maryland has selected educator and career youth and young adult minister Seán Bray to serve as director of campus ministry. Bray is currently the campus minister for social justice at Seattle University, a fellow Jesuit institution.
“I am deeply honored and very excited to become the director of campus ministry at Loyola,” said Bray. “The Loyola community has made it easy for me to imagine myself on campus. I look forward to collaborating with the students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners to continue and build upon the meaningful work of campus ministry to promote spiritual engagement, build community, and form students to be men and women for others.”
Since 2007, Bray has coordinated social justice programs, advocacy opportunities, and local service experiences at Seattle University. He supervises 23 student leaders and the faculty/staff immersion chaplains, and he oversees curriculum, budget, fundraising, staffing, and programming for immersion programs. Additionally, Bray was a campus minister for retreats at Seattle University, promoted Catholic Relief Services’ Food Fast curriculum and Fair Trade programs at the Archdiocesan of Seattle Missions Office, and was the co-director of outdoor ministries for Catholic Youth Organization. Earlier in his career, Bray taught middle school at the Sacred Heart School in Bellevue, Wash., and was the pastoral assistant for youth ministry in the Sacred Heart Parish.
Bray earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from Carroll College in Helena, Mont., and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University. His service experience includes work in Seattle, Montana, Colombia, India, Thailand, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic.
Rev. Timothy Brown, S.J., has served as the interim director of campus ministry for the last two years following the departure of Rev. Jack Dennis, S.J., who left Loyola in 2012 to become president of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis, Ind. Fr. Brown will continue his role as special assistant for mission integration and associate professor of law and social responsibility.
Bray will assume his new role at Loyola on July 1, 2014.
Loyola marketing and communications intern Ariel Genovese, '14, was the primary author of this story.