All our advisors support Sacred Story Institute’s work in programs and research by valuable advice and counsel from their diverse fields of expertise. Our work is possible because of their service, skill and contributions, as SSI calls on their talents for particular projects and larger strategic initiatives.

Archbishop Paul Etienne, D.D., S.T.L.
Archbishop of Seattle
Archbishop Etienne’s Letter of Endorsement for SSI
Field: Evangelization and Faith
Rev. Jose Aguilar, S.J., Ph.D.
Director Regional Sustainability Program: Suyusama
Colombian Province of the Jesuits, SA
Field: Ecology
Sr. Mary Bendyna, O.P., Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academics,
Aquinas College
Former Director, CARA,
Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate
Field: Survey Research
Steph Busch
Co-Founder & Board Member
St. Ann Catholic Grade School, Laguna Niguel, California
Field: Catholic Grade Schools
Lynn Collins, M.D., FAAP
Pediatrician, Naval Station, Everett, Washington
Field: Family Medicine
Mary Cross, Ph.D.
Director of Catholic Faith Formation
Archdiocese of Seattle
Field: Adult Faith Formation
Rev. Allan Deck, S.J., Ph.D.
Casassa Chair of Social Values
Loyola Marymount University
Field: Hispanic Evangelization
Rev. James Duffy, S.J., M.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. Internal Medicine
Assistant Dean, Clinical Education
Georgetown University
Field: Health Sciences
Rev. Matt Gamber, S.J., M.S.J.; S.T.L.
Theology and Counseling Departments, Tampa Jesuit High School
Tampa, Florida
Field: Media
Rev. Richard Ganz, S.J.
Vice President, Marylhurst University
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Field: Catholic Higher Education
Terry Murphy
Television Writer, Producer
Field: Video/Television
LTC David M. Guarriello
Fire Support Officer for United States Army South
Field: Active Duty and Wounded Soldiers
James Harding
CTO Sabey Corporation
Field: Biology & Genetic Sciences
Rev. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
Executive Director
Loyola Institute for Spirituality
Field: Biblical Theology
Mr. Rick Keller-Scholz, M.A.
Religion Faculty, Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, Washington
Field: Catechesis
Rev. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.
President, Magis Institute of Faith & Reason
Field: Physics
Rev. Rob Kroll, S.J.
M.Div., M.S. Clin. Psych.
Creighton Preparatory School, Omaha, Nebraska
Field: Catholic High Schools
Christina Lynch, Psy.D. Clin. Psych.
Staff Psychologist,
St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
Field: Spiritual Formation
Rev. John Madigan
Pastor, Holy Rosary Church, West Seattle, Washington
Field: Diocesan Parishes
Rev. Michael Maher, S.J., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Director of Catholic Studies
Gonzaga University
Field: Jesuit History
William C. Mattison III, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Moral Theology
The Catholic University of America
Field: Moral Theology & Ethics
Colin P. Klein, M.S.
Director of Business Development, arvato Bertelsmann
Field: Website and E-Commerce Development
Thomas Parr
Entrepreneur, San Juan Capistrano, California
Field: Strategic Development
The Immix Group
Seattle, WA
Field: Legal
Rennie Pelkie
Founder, Answers4Catholics
Field: Phone Applications
Gil Rodriguez, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Specialty Physicians
Providence Health Services, Portland, Oregon
Field: Medical Research
Rev. Thomas Sherman, S.J., Ph.D., S.T.L.
Professor of Philosophy
Arrupe College of Philosophy, Harare Zimbabwe
Field: Philosophy & Missiology
Rev. Eric J. Watson, S.J., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Seattle University
Field: Science