Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies


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  • Alumni Spotlight: Rev. Jimmie Flewellen (MPS '83)

    Rev. Jimmie Flewellen (MPS '83) is the 2013 Damen Award recipient for the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. He was presented with his award at Loyola's annual Founders' Dinner on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Watch Video
  • Alumni Spotlight: Pam Coster

    Founders' Dinner 2015: Pam Coster - Damen Award, Institute of Pastoral Studies Watch Video
  • Terry Nelson-Johnson, 2014 Damen Award Recipient

    Terrence C. Nelson-Johnson, PhD (BS '80, MPS '82) is the 2014 recipient of Loyola University Chicago's Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies. Dr. Nelson-Johnson is the founder as well as a creative and animating partner of Soul Play LLC. Watch Video
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    Alumni Spotlight: Manuel A. Ruiz (MAPC '05)

    Manuel A. Ruiz, MAPC was born in Colombia, where he worked as a professional psychologist and a college professor. He earned his master degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University Chicago in 2005. He is currently a doctoral student in counseling psychology at Argosy University in DC. Mr. Ruiz joined the Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County as a bilingual counselor in 2006.
  • Alumni Spotlight: Meredith Onion (MDiv '13)

    Meredith Onion (MDiv '13) completed the Master of Divinity program at Loyola University Chicago. In this profile Meredith shares how the program transformed her life. Watch Video
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    Alumni Spotlight: Joe Paprocki (BA ’81, MPS ‘85)

    Joe Paprocki, DMin, is the National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, a Jesuit Ministry in Chicago. Joe has over 35 years experience in pastoral ministry including teaching, parish ministry, archdiocesan ministry, and Catholic publishing. He is a nationally-known and much sought after speaker, having presented in over 100 dioceses across North America. Joe has published numerous books on catechesis, spirituality, and pastoral ministry including the best-selling The Catechist's Toolbox, and his most recent, Under the Influence of Jesus: The Transforming Experience of Encountering Christ. Joe is a catechist and blogs about the experience at www.catechistsjourney.com. Joe and his wife Joanne, who have 2 grown children, live in Evergreen Park, IL.