Areas of work: Departmental vision and direction, Student Assistant Leadership Team, Men's Ministry, Professional Staff Development
Luke Lavin ‘08
I have seen the mission of Gonzaga play out as a student, alumni, and employee. Each vantage point brings a new appreciation for Jesuit education and the way it can leaven the good in society. I am privileged, daily, to see the divine and sacred emerge from students, staff and faculty through my work. As director, I serve the team and community by fortifying and maintaining three components in all we do: spiritual and pastoral care, formation for discernment and leadership, and education about our University’s mission identity and purpose. I studied at Gonzaga as undergrad from 04-08, am a Former Jesuit Volunteer (Micronesia 08-10), and received my Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in 2014. Currently I am painstakingly (procrastinating) finishing my dissertation in the Gonzaga Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies.
When not in the office you can find me trail running in the area, catching live music, collecting vinyl, being chased by my eldest daughter at Manito Park, or chasing my youngest daughter on our carpet at home. My wife constantly amazes me in her ability to care for others, see the best in others, and encourage a hope in humankind…you guessed it, she was a Zag too.