Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

Lauren Schwer

Associate Director of Campus Ministry

Director of Retreats

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Lauren is responsible for developing and implementing a campus-wide retreat program. Lauren also moonlights as a facilitator on the Challenge Course at the Retreat and Ecology Campus.

After living on the east coast for 11 years (Boston, New York, and DC), she returned to her Chicago roots to help create the retreat program. Prior to Loyola, she served as a high school teacher, campus minister, and coach for Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in the Washington, D.C. area. Lauren has been involved with Ignation formation in a variety of roles for over a decade. Lauren earned both her B.A. in Theology and M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College. Her interests include anything Jesuit-related, volleyball, climbing, being outside, going on adventures, international and domestic service, movie quotes, story-telling, and traveling.