Sara Brabec
Director of Christian Service / Theology

Ms. Brabec currently teaches Theology 2B and is the Director of Christian Service.  She was born and raised near Chicago, but has called California home since 2008. In her free time, Ms. Brabec enjoys running, hiking, reading, photography, and experimenting with new foods in the kitchen.  

(916) 418-2630

Patrick Brabec

Most recently, Patrick taught in the Theology Department at St. Francis High School. As a ten-year member of the Society of Jesus (Midwest Province), Patrick has extensive experience in human and spiritual formation.


  • John Carroll University, B.A., Political Science
  • Boston College’s Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Master of Theological Studies
  • Loyola University, M.A., Philosophy
  • Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara, M.Div.,

Charlene Cardenas

Mrs. Charlene Cardenas received an undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University in 1973 and a Master’s degree in Religious Education from the University of St.Thomas in Houston, Texas in 1976. Before coming to Jesuit in 2002 she taught theology in high schools in Texas and Southern California. She also served as Director of Religious Education at St.Lawrence Parish in North Highlands and received the Sacramento Diocese Catechetical Leader of the year award in 1999. Mrs. Cardenas serves as chair of the Theology Department.


Michael Cheney

Michael Cheney has been involved in Ignatian education since 1984.  He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Spanish from St. Louis University, and a Masters in Religious Studies from Mt. St. Mary’s College.  He teaches sophomore Christian Morality and senior Ethics. 


Jeremiah Loverich

Originally from Flagstaff, Arizona, Mr. Jeremiah Loverich studied Chemical Engineering. He served as a volunteer sixth grade teacher in Los Angeles through Americorps, before teaching high school chemistry and math for several years. As a Dominican seminarian, he studied philosophy and theology at the GTU in Berkeley, engaged in a wide variety of ministry (campus ministry, faith formation, catechetical training, and prison chaplaincy), and did missionary work in Mexico. His master’s degree in theology specialized in religion and the arts.


Nick Luppino ’98
English / Theology


  • Undergraduate degree in English from Saint Mary’s College
  • Master’s degree in Theology from the University of San Francisco
  • Master’s degree and teaching credential from the University of Phoenix


  • Philosophy club
  • Plank, High School Student Publication
  • Sacramento King’s club
  • Co-moderator of Student’s for Life

First year working at Jesuit: 2005


Maureen L. Pryor

After graduating from Loretto High School and earning a BA in Religious Studies at Loyola Marymount, Maureen Pryor moved to Seattle and worked in secondary education, helping to establish campus ministry programs at two high schools. Moving to Minnesota to earn an MA in theology at St. John’s University, Ms. Pryor also worked in Campus Ministry at SJU and St. Benedict’s college. She returned to California, serving twelve years as Director of University Ministry at USF.