Meet the St. Ignatius Team
Deacon Chris Murphy
Meet Deacon Chris
Deacon Chris Murphy was appointed the Pastoral Coordinator of St Ignatius in March of 2019. His professional life has been in a variety of ministry settings in the Archdiocese of Chicago including youth ministry at OLPH parish, chaplain at St Francis Hospital, pastoral manager at Holy Family Parish, Inverness, director of Amate House, pastoral associate at St Mary Parish, Evanston and currently serves as a mission officer at Loyola University. He was ordained a deacon in 2014. His wife, Bren, teaches at Loyola University. They have one son, Connor who is married to Hannah and their daughter Laurie.
Fr Dan Harnet, SJ
Meet Fr. Dan
For over twenty years, Dan worked in Peru where he engaged in community organizing and was also instrumental in creating a Jesuit University in Lima. Upon returning to the United States, Dan taught philosophy for ten years at Loyola University Chicago and then served as pastor at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Waukegan for four years and at Bellarmine Chapel at Xavier University in Cincinnati for six years. He presently offers directed reading courses for Jesuits in formation and teaches in the evenings at the Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral (University of Saint Mary of the Lake). Dan provides sacramental ministry at Saint Ignatius throughout the week.
Director or Ignatian Services
Amanda is a recent hire but a long-time parishioner and resident of Rogers Park. She takes great satisfaction in using her customer service skills to welcome every person who visits or calls the Parish office.
Deacon Rogelio Soto
Patrick Schultz has served as the Business Manager at St. Ignatius Parish since 2003. He currently serves as the Operations Director at St. Monica Parish as well. He has held previous positions at the Chicago Board of Trade, Assistant Business Manager at the Northern Suburban Special Education District, Assistant Business Manager at Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95, and Associate Athletic Director at Loyola University of Chicago. He also serves as the Public Address Announcer for Loyola Men’s Basketball and the backup Public Address Announcer for the Chicago White Sox. Patrick lives in the neighborhood with his wife Lisa, and they are expecting a baby in May!
Director of Music
I am a Chicago native, born in Pilsen and currently residing in Mt. Greenwood. My late husband, Joe, and I raised our daughter, Karin, and son, Colin in that area. Joe was a school engineer for many years at Bell School, so we have some knowledge of the “North Side,” and we are Cubs fans. I hold a bachelor’s degree in music education from De Paul (emphasis: piano) and a master’s in church liturgy and organ from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana. Thank you so much for your kind words and welcoming manner. I will try my best to foster prayerful worship and liturgy as we move forward into this new year.