Beth Ford McNamee is Associate Director of Saint Joseph's University (SJU) Campus Ministry, where she oversees local community service, social justice programs, student leadership formation, and a Campus Ministry Associate program. She is a triple graduate of SJU (B.S., Psychology; M.S., Psychology; Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership). She served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with Loyola High School, ‘00-‘02, and completed a Masters in Pastoral Studies at Washington Theological Union, ‘06. Her dissertation research (’22) explored influences of Ignatian formation for higher education social justice leadership. She is an alum of the Ignatian Colleagues Program (through the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities) and the Contemplative Leaders in Action Program (through the Office of Ignatian Spirituality). She served for four years as the Philadelphia Regional Director for the Contemplative Leaders in Action program. She has taught SJU courses in theology, community organizing, and qualitative research. She is interested in: lay leadership in higher education and the Catholic Church, engaging students in faith-based community service, organizing, and advocacy, spiritual direction, and many other topics, initiatives, and programs. She and her spouse Jeremy are busy enjoying life with their 8-year-old son.
Can we show up for this upside-down reigning of God? Can we place ourselves in spaces where we are not trying to be first, best, or boasting before God and others? Can we place ourselves instead in marginal spaces, place ourselves in humility before the sacredness of one another, to become people of authentic encounter, kinship, and relationship?VIEW