Jacqueline Regan (Jackie) is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Career Services at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (STM). She earned an M.Div. and an M.A. in Spiritual Direction from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and Ministry. Jackie’s greatest source of joy in her ministry is participating in and creating inclusive formation programs that foster relationships with and among students from all over the world. At the STM and in her parish of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Jackie has been active in spiritual direction, prison and interfaith ministry, international immersion experiences, hospice chaplaincy, liturgical ministry, and RCIA. She has served on executive boards for the Association of Theological Schools and Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry, and is currently a member of the Boston College Forum on Racial Justice and the Regional Council of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps.
Jackie is the mother of two adult children, Maureen Emily (M.E.) and Tom. As a family and as part of the broader church, they strive to share God’s healing love in their communities. With gratitude for his active support of women in ministry, Jackie dedicates her CWP reflection to the memory of her husband Tom, who died of cancer in 2001.
In addition to spending time with family and friends, Jackie enjoys singing and running. A former track and field athlete who has run internationally, she is a member of the hall of fame at the College of the Holy Cross and a proud Boston Marathon finisher.
Down through the centuries, week after week, the good news of the Gospel has been proclaimed and received. God’s grace enters into human hearts. It transforms. It shapes us into a beloved people capable of putting God’s love and forgiveness into action.VIEW