Fr. Xavier Lavagetto, OP

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Pastor/Director

xavierop@stanford.edu
(650) 291-4590 (cell)
Room 304, Old Union

I was raised in the Bay Area by a local businesswoman mother and a professional baseball player father, Cookie Lavagetto. I received an undergraduate degree from St. Mary's College and a Masters in Divinity from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. Having entered the Christian Brothers in 1965, I spent my years as "Br. X," teaching high school, serving at a retreat house, and as the director of the Newman Center at Cal Poly. My vows were transferred to the Dominican Order in 1995 and I went to St. Dominic’s in San Francisco where I served for 17 years, 14 of them as pastor. During that time, I established a lay leadership structure, promoting Gallup's Strength Finders' Program as well as the Called & Gifted Workshop. When not working, I love to go scuba diving with my brother and sister-in-law.


Fr. Emmanuel Taylor, OP

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Parochial Vicar/Associate Director

e4op@stanford.edu
Room 319, Old Union


Lourdes Alonso

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Campus Minister, Undergraduate & Graduate Students

lalonso@stanford.edu
Room 305, Old Union

I’m a Chicago native and graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Business Administration. My previous business career and volunteer work led me to a vocation in ministry. I ministered at Arizona State University for 7 years where I was introduced to the Dominican Order. With their encouragement I developed a deeper love for campus ministry and Catholic Social Teaching. Fr. Nathan Castle invited me to Stanford and after arriving I completed an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry at Santa Clara University. It is a privilege to serve as the Campus Minister working with grads and undergrads, and sharing the Gospel message of God’s love and mercy. My husband John and I are passionate about service, sports, traveling, camping, watching movies and getting to as many music festivals as we can. John works on campus and is my #1 volunteer. We can be found at many Stanford sporting events supporting our student athletes...Go Cardinal!


Teresa Pleins

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Chaplain; Dir. of Liturgy & Music; Family Faith Formation; Children's Baptism

tpleins@stanford.edu; 408-834-0039 (cell)
Room 103, The Nitery
office hours by appointment

The Catholic Community at Stanford has been my home since 1995. I am responsible for the liturgical ministry programs, family preparation for baptism, religious education and sacramental preparation for children, the Gay and Lesbian small group, and pastoral counseling. I have a B.A. from San Jose State University, and an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry/Liturgy from Santa Clara University. Work outside this community includes retreats, teaching, and workshops on liturgy, preaching, scripture, gender studies and playing with my seven children.


Nancy Greenfield

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Chaplain; Director of Catholic Wedding Preparation

ngreenfield875@gmail.com; 650-704-0787 (cell)
office hours by appointment

I have been a chaplain for the Catholic Community at Stanford since 1983. My undergraduate degree was in Latin and Greek, and I have an M.A. degree in Pastoral Theology. My duties include Catholic wedding preparation and administration for the Center for Theological and Spiritual Formation. I am the author of Songs of Life: Psalm Meditations from the Catholic Community at Stanford, published in 2004.


Deacon John Kerrigan

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Chaplain

johnk3@stanford.edu

My wife Elizabeth and our three children have been parishioners in the Catholic Community at Stanford since 2001. I was ordained to the diaconate in May 2012, and was pleased to be assigned to serve here at CC@S. My other roles include investment management (I manage the Santa Clara University Endowment and teach in the SCU Business School) and board work (Trustee of BlackRock's iShares ETF complex; Director of the BASIC Fund - Bay Area Scholarships for Inner City Children). Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, friends, and students here at Stanford.


M'Lis Berry

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Director of Development

meberry@stanford.edu; 650-468-6797 (cell)

I joined the CC@S staff as Director of Development in 2011, after being a CC@S community member since childhood. Prior to joining the staff, I taught middle school English, coached high school sports, practiced law and was Director of Development at Sacred Heart Schools. I have two daughters who are studying at the University that shall not be named across the Bay.


Guillermo Colombetti

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Bulletin and Web Editor

gcolombetti@yahoo.com

Born in Rosario, Argentina I have resided in Menlo Park since 1967. I joined the CC@S and the choir in 1996 and contribute with bass vocals, guitar and drums. I was a member of Los Payadores, a South American folk group for 20 years. I attended Foothill College and San José State for Mechanical Engineering. I worked at Raychem as Manufacturing Engineer for 23 years. I also obtained a BSBA at Notre Dame Belmont. I do translation work (Spanish-English) and am the House Manager for Teatro Visión in San José. As a part- time job I edit the Bulletin.