Fr. Randy Roche, S.J.

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Fr. Randy Roche, SJ

Director for the Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Fr. Randy Roche, S.J., has an M.A. in Theology from Santa Clara University, and an M.S. in Counseling from San Diego State. He has served as LMU Director of Campus Ministry, Rector of the Jesuit Community at Jesuit High School in Sacramento, Director of Studies and Spiritual Director at the Jesuit Novitiate, and as Pastor, Superior, and Director of Diocesan Campus Ministry at the Newman Center in Honolulu.

Throughout his years of ministry, he has continuously deepened his own experience of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, while also acting as a guide in the exercises for lay people and religious. Not surprisingly, his specialty is Ignatian spirituality as a tool for discernment in decision-making.

Phone: (310) 258-8695


Elsy Arévalo

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Elsy Arévalo, MA

Assistant Director for the Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Elsy Arévalo, MA serves as the Assistant Director for the Center for Religion and Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University. In that capacity she develops, oversees and serves as key instructor for certificate courses, workshops, and events focusing in the areas of Spirituality, Mysticism and Spiritual Direction.  Ms. Arevalo has also served in key leadership positions in the nonprofit sector providing oversight to technical assistance initiatives and serving as a key presenter at nationwide forums and conferences.  Ms. Arévalo obtained her Masters in Pastoral Theology with a specialization in Spiritual Direction from Loyola Marymount University and her bachelors in Psychology from the same university.  As part of her own practice, she belongs to a contemplative community of lay and ordained individuals founded in Argentina over 50 years ago. Ms. Arevalo lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. 

Phone: (310) 338-1971


Thomas Carroll, S.J.

Thomas Carroll, S.J.

Spiritual Director for the Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Fr. Tom Carroll, S.J., studied philosophy at Gonzaga in Spokane, theology at Weston (M.Div.) in Cambridge, and spirituality at Santa Clara (M.A.) He also spent a year at Boston College studying the Spiritual Exercises with Fr. Howard Gray, S.J.

Fr. Carroll taught for fifteen years at Loyola High, L.A., offering courses in English, theology, and music. He spent five years as director of Boston’s Jesuit Urban Center, serving the gay and lesbian communities and those living with HIV/AIDS, then five years as director of the Jesuit Retreat Center, Los Altos. He was ten years at the Collegio Bellarmino in Rome as spiritual father for the Jesuit graduate students in that intercultural community, also directing others doing studies or ministry in Rome.