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.  


  • 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

Patrick Brabec
Theology Department Chair / Theology

Prior to coming to Jesuit, Patrick taught in the Theology Department at St. Francis High School, as well as Saint Ignatius High in Cleveland, Ohio. He also has had experience as a Jesuit in formation, and has worked as a college campus minister, and as a chaplain in both hospitals and jails.


  • 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.,

Gabriella Carroll

Ms. Carroll currently teaches God & the Hebrew Scriptures, Christian Testament, Faith & Social Justice, and Christian Morality. After graduating from Saint Mary’s College of California with her Bachelors in English and Theology & Religious Studies, she served as a Lasallian Volunteer in the Bronx of New York as the Director of Christian Service at Saint Raymond High School for Boys.


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.


Mr. Nick Luppino ’98
Theology / The Plank Advisor

Mr. Luppino standing in senior quad


  • 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
  • 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


Mark Luttio

Dr. Mark Luttio has been teaching in academia for nearly 30 years — including Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame and Lynn University.  Mark is a U.S. citizen, but born and raised in Asia and thus often described as an Asian soul in a Caucasian body. In 2017 he was awarded a faculty fellowship to travel the world for 6 months researching the different faith traditions of our globe. His passion is finding ways to build bridges rather than barriers in inter-religious dialogue. He teaches World Religion, Christian Morality, and Faith and Social Justice.