Our Team

Sean Kenney, JV Program Coordinator


Greetings! I hail from the Midwest where I grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (the Little Apple) in the rolling Flint Hills. These days, I call El Paso, Texas home and enjoy the company of the people and food on the southern border when I am in town. I studied at Creighton University where I was captured and challenged by Jesuits and mentors in the classroom and in the community to live a faith that does justice. Following my undergraduate years I was a Jesuit Volunteer (JV) where I supported the Jesuits to develop secondary educational opportunities in central Tanzania. My JV experience was profound and absolutely left me “ruined for life” – but I knew I had a lot more to learn. I returned to school to study development economics at Fordham University, which led me to work with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in East Africa and the Middle East. I jumped at the opportunity to accompany JVs and explore the application and integration of solidarity, social and ecological justice, community, and simple living in an often beautiful, but always complicated world.

In my free time I am an avid walker and love the solitude and remoteness of dusty trails and the commotion and energy of city streets. I consider myself a foodie – in the sense that I love to eat new foods and explore the intersection of food and culture. I suppose I am also an aspiring cook, but I have a long way to go! I like passing time with a cup of coffee and conversation, reading and listening to good stories, and hanging out with family and friends. Excited to be in the Pacific Northwest!

Want to contact Sean? Email him or give him a call at 503.335.8202.