Fr. Xavier Lavagetto, OP

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(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. Dominic DeLay, OP


Parochial Vicar/Associate Director
Room 319, Old Union

I'm thrilled to join the Catholic Community at Stanford. More than half of my 25 years as a priest have been in university ministry, most recently at UC San Diego. I just finished a year's sabbatical, during which I traveled with a group called Village Harmony to South Africa, Cuba, and Bosnia. As an undergraduate, I studied music at Occidental College in Los Angeles. After joining the Dominicans, I focused on theology and the arts at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. After a few pastoral assignments as a priest, I furthered my pursuit of the arts by studying filmmaking at Chapman University. Many of you know my Dominican classmates, former Stanford campus ministers Fr. John Paul Forté and Fr. Daniel Rolland, with whom I partner for Torch3m: Dominican Movies, Music & Magic. I look forward to getting to know you and walking with you on your faith journey.

Lourdes Alonso

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Campus Minister, Undergraduate & Graduate Students
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. They 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 Campus Minister working with graduate and undergraduate students, 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 near 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; 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; 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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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; 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.

Fr. Bob Glynn, SJ


Parochial Vicar

The first eighteen years of my existence were lived on the “Isle of Style,” a.k.a. Alameda, California. I love the sight of water to this day and enjoy happy memories of primary and secondary school. I completed my Bachelor of Arts at the University of San Francisco and worked for a year as an intern at El Camino Hospital’s Human Support Department. From there I entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Santa Barbara in 1980. My Master’s degree studies took me to Boston College. Theology Studies at the Jesuit of Theology (Berkeley), were sandwiched between two stints at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix. It was in Phoenix that another Jesuit and I founded the Loyola Project, a ministry serving at-risk children of the inner city. I thought I would spend the rest of my life in Arizona, but was surprised by grace when my final year of Jesuit formation in Northern Ireland led me to spending nineteen years in Zambia. Now the Stanford adventure begins!

Madi Kist


Encounter Christ Small Group Coordinator for Undergraduates

I have been a part of the Catholic Community at Stanford since my freshmen year and could not be more excited to continue to be a part of this family! I am originally from New Hope, PA and am a recent graduate of Stanford University (Class of 2018). I pursued an honors degree in Human Biology, concentrating in Behavioral Neuroscience in Medicine. Outside of the classroom, I spent my time as a coxswain for the Women's Varsity Rowing team, the kitchen manager of my residence hall, a research assistant at the Stanford Memory Lab, a member of many volunteer and service groups, and, of course, an active member of CC@S and Encounter Christ Small Groups. My senior year at Stanford I served as the Encounter Christ Small Group Coordinator, and I am truly ecstatic that God has blessed me with the opportunity to serve in this role again at a much deeper level. In addition to serving as the Encounter Christ Small Group Coordinator for Undergraduates, I will be a research assistant at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford School of Medicine. Words cannot describe how happy I am to be partaking in these many ministries that I find truly purposeful and fulfilling and to be in a place that I can truly call home!