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Joe Simmons, SJ
teaches Theology and English at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis, MN. In his free time he enjoys reading, running, and conversations – be they spiritual, intellectual, or comical. In May 2011, he completed his masters of philosophy at Loyola Chicago with a 45-page insomnia pill entitled, “Personifying Evidence for God and the Life of Ignatius Loyola.” Joe’s favorite writers include David Brooks, David Foster Wallace, Saki, Dostoevsky, Augustine of Hippo, Clive Staples Lewis, and Catherine of Siena. Joe’s favorite sandwiches include reubens.
Brendan Busseb, SJ
was born and raised in southern California. His love of narrative and social justice led him to pursue degrees in English (BA) and Theology (MA) at Loyola Marymount University. Before joining the Jesuits he taught high school and served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Belize for two years where he supervised the religious education programs of 29 village schools in the Maya Mountains. He returned to LMU as the director of Community Service and Social Justice. Brendan is currently completing an MA in Social Philosophy in Chicago. For the record, he hasn’t shaved his face in its entirety since October of 1994. The precision of this date is due to the fact that facial hair was a “Senior Privilege” at his high school; welcoming the privilege, he has never looked back.
Matt Spotts, SJ
did most of his growing up in Cincinnati, OH and is a graduate of Fordham University where he studied history and philosophy while minoring in pretending to not be from the Midwest. When he’s not feeding his tea obsession or feverishly cheering during some sporting event or another, Matt studies at Saint Louis University. He’s been missioned there to pursue an MA in Early Modern European history.