Office of Mission and Ministry


The Vice President for Mission and Ministry attends to the Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic mission of Gonzaga University and seeks to make it a pervasive, energizing part of the entire fabric of the university.

Our guiding documents:

Mission Statement

Mission Statement
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Statement of Affirmation

Statement of Affirmation
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In keeping with the mission, the office will develop programs and initiatives which engage faculty, staff, students, trustees, and regents in the understanding of our Jesuit and Catholic identity and commitments.  The Office supports all members of the Gonzaga community in their professional and personal exploration of Gonzaga’s mission; faith and intellectual life; Jesuit higher education; Ignatian spirituality; social justice; and her or his own spiritual journey.

By promoting opportunities for mission development, reflection, attentiveness and action, the Vice President for Mission and Ministry encourages faculty and staff of every faith to see their work as part of a larger effort to serve our globalized world and explore the various ways in which faith and justice are at the very heart of Gonzaga’s educational mission.

Thank you for visiting the Mission web site.  We hope you will be a regular visitor to discover more about our mission; explore Jesuit higher education; reflect on your spiritual life; collaborate with colleagues on mission related projects; and share insights and best practices from your own experience as an Ignatian educator, whether you are a faculty member, staff person, student, trustee, or regent.

Moments for Mission on video:


Center for Global Engagement

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Office of the Vice President for Mission and Ministry
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258-0074
509.313.6092 fax

Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Fr. Pat Lee, S.J.

Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry
James Voiss, S.J.

Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Director of University Ministry
Michelle Wheatley

Assistant to the Vice President of Mission and Ministry
Cindy Perry

Alumni Faith Formation Coordinator
Erik Mertens