Faculty/Staff

Patrick Brabec
Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation / Theology

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.

Education

  • 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.,
Faculty/Staff

Sara Brabec
Director of Service and Justice / Theology

Ms. Brabec currently teaches Theology 3A/B and is the Director of Service and Justice.  She was born and raised near Chicago, but has called California home since 2008. In her free time, Ms. Brabec enjoys parenting, running, hiking, reading, photography, and experimenting with new foods in the kitchen.  

Education:

  • Creighton University, B.A., Theology
  • Santa Clara University, M.Div.
  • Graduate Theological Union, M.A., Ethics and Social Theory

First year working at Jesuit: 2015

(916) 418-2630
Faculty/Staff

Michael Cheney
Theology

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 junior Christian Testament/Social Justice and senior Ignatian Spirituality.

Faculty/Staff

Annie Crew-Renzo
Department Chair, Theology

Education:

  • Master of Theological Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2003 
  • Bachelor of Arts, History and Religious Studies, St. Mary’s College of California, 2001

Moderator/Coach:

  • Liturgy Planning Club

First year working at Jesuit: 2012

Faculty/Staff

Jeremiah Loverich
Theology / Moorings Advisor

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.

Faculty/Staff

Mr. Nick Luppino ’98
Theology / The Plank Advisor

Mr. Luppino standing in senior quad

Education:

  • 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

Moderator/Coach:

  • Philosophy club
  • The Plank, High School Student Publication
  • Co-moderator of Student’s for Life
  • Co-moderator of The Art of Being a Gentleman

First year working at Jesuit: 2005

Faculty/Staff

Rev. Perry Petrich, S.J.
Theology / Coordinator of Liturgy

I was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington and have worked in Jesuit schools in a half-dozen states.  Most recently I served at the Cristo Rey model high school in Oakland. In 2008, I entered the Jesuits in Portland, Oregon and was ordained a priest there in 2020. In my spare time, I enjoy playing music, reading, writing, running, and learning how to garden.

Faculty/Staff

Andrew Shahamiri
Theology

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Andrew attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory before attending Seattle University for his undergraduate studies. After college, he spent two years serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at a Catholic grade school on the Crow Indian Reservation, and one year working in USF’s University Ministry. Andrew joined Jesuit High School in 2018 and teaches Theology 1 and Senior Christian Service.