Gretchen is the Director of Campus Ministry at Jesuit Dallas. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Mathematics (‘98) and an M.Ed. (‘02) from their Alliance for Catholic Education program. Before assuming her current role at Jesuit Dallas, Gretchen previously taught Mathematics for almost a decade. As she entered her new role in ministry over eight years ago, she simultaneously enrolled in the University of Dallas’s Masters of Theological Studies program. Throughout the program, she noted how much she enjoyed writing and engaging with adults as well as teens in faith. When she graduated in 2016, she began teaching for the University of Dallas in their Certificate of Pastoral Ministry program alongside her full-time job as Director of Campus Ministry. She is also currently a member of the University of Dallas School of Ministry’s Alumni Board. Recently, Gretchen has engaged more in her passion for writing as a regular contributor to sites like IgnatianSpirituality.com and JesuitPrayer.org. A collection of her writings can be found at gretchencrowder.com.

She resides in Dallas, TX with her husband, three young sons, two dogs, six chickens, and a few fish.



June 2, 2019

Solemnity of the Ascension

If [the disciples] continue to raise their eyes up to Heaven instead of looking forward to the Christ in their midst, they will miss the point.

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