Lauren serves as the Associate Director of Campus Ministry at Loyola University Chicago. She is responsible for developing and implementing a campus-wide retreat program that serves over 1,000 students annually. In her ten years at Loyola, her priorities have included making Ignatian Spirituality accessible for students and staff, developing meaningful connections between the Athletic Department and mission, and practicing spiritual direction. She has taught a variety of courses, including All Things Ignatian for undergraduates and Spiritual Direction in the Ignatian Tradition for graduate and continuing education students. Most recently, she and her dear friend/former colleague are working on a writing project coinciding with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Lauren’s past professional experience includes parish and retreat ministry in the Hudson Valley of New York alongside the Capuchins, college retreat work and immersion trips at Boston College, and high school teaching, coaching, and campus ministry work outside of Washington, D.C. with the Xaverian Brothers. Lauren earned both her Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and her Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. While at Boston College, she was a four-year varsity volleyball player. Her passions include running, traveling, and gathering her loved ones in her home.