Lauren Schwer, MA
Director, Ignatian Spirituality
Lauren Schwer is a trained educator, dedicated minister, and experienced spiritual director. Her primary role focuses on the spiritual formation of faculty and staff, as well as inviting faculty and staff to see themselves as animators of the university’s mission. This work is done through coordinating The Spiritual Exercises for students, faculty, and staff; teaching the All Things Ignatian staff seminar; coordinating mission-based work in the Athletic Department; and facilitating a variety of retreat opportunities among other things.
Having taught at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels, Lauren’s passion for teaching continues in Catholic Studies, the Institute for Pastoral Studies, and a variety of internships focused on spiritual direction and the Spiritual Exercises. She is also the co-author of My Life in God’s Project, a modern adaptation of the 19th annotation of the Spiritual Exercises.
She graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. She earned a Master of Pastoral Ministry degree at Boston College, and is currently working on an Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry degree at Catholic Theological Union, with a concentration in education.