Erik Mertens

Erik Mertens

Areas of work: Liturgy, Senior Ministry, Eucharistic Adoration, Ignatian Formation, Pilgrimage, Digital Ministry

Hi!  I’m Erik and I love high-fives, loud music, baseball, and Jesus.  I’m a proud Zag (class of ’05) and feel real lucky to work at my alma mater. Since finishing undergrad, I’ve been on a traveling youth ministry team, sang in a rock band, worked at a Catholic grade school, discerned the priesthood, got a master's degree, and have worked every summer for a minor league baseball team, the Tri-City Dust Devils. I’ve been to over 170 professional ballparks and have a hat from each one! My favorite part of my work is accompanying Gonzaga students in their faith journeys, whatever that might be.  I love meeting and learning from people of all walks of life and from all different backgrounds.  My Catholic faith is the center of who I am and motivates me to try and spread as much love as possible.  Come say hi and give me a high-five!