News Detail
Jesuit Father Jack McLain
Bellarmine College Preparatory Names Next President

May 7, 2014 — Jesuit Father Jack McLain, who has extensive experience in Jesuit secondary education, has been selected as the next president of Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, Calif., effective March 2015.

“On behalf of the search committee, I wish to welcome Father Jack McLain, S.J., to the Bellarmine College Prep community and congratulate him on his selection as the next president of Silicon Valley's oldest institution of secondary education,” said Jesuit Father Michael Engh, president of Santa Clara University, Bellarmine trustee and chair of the Presidential Search Committee. “All of us at Santa Clara University are eager to continued fruitful cooperation between our two Jesuit schools.”

Fr. McLain, a member of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, most recently served at Saint Ignatius’ College in Sydney, Australia, and St. Aloysius College, also in Sydney.

In addition, Fr. McLain, a decorated combat veteran, served as battalion chaplain in the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.

"I am humbled, honored and excited to be asked to accept the leadership of Bellarmine College Prep by the Bellarmine community, the Society of Jesus and the church,” said Fr. McLain. “Bellarmine is a truly one-of-a-kind organization with a rich tradition of excellence in Jesuit education. I look forward to helping ensure that Bellarmine's future continues to meet and exceed the standards of what Jesuit education is all about: helping young people become great human beings by helping them to understand who they've been created to be, then becoming that person."

Fr. McLain received his Master of Divinity degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Mass.; a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Michael’s Institute at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.; and a bachelor’s degree in radio and television broadcasting production from Washington State University.

Fr. McLain succeeds Jesuit Father Paul G. Sheridan, who has served as president of Bellarmine since December 2005. [Source: Bellarmine College Preparatory]


Recent News

October 22, 2014 — Jesuit Father Mike Weiler has served as provincial of the California Province Jesuits since 2011.

October 20, 2014 — The Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family culminated on Oct. 19 when Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI during the closing Mass.

October 17, 2014 — U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities will honor the late James Foley on Oct. 18, what would have been his 41st birthday.

October 14, 2014 — Before joining the Jesuits, Joseph Carver saw that Seattle shelters couldn't accommodate all the homeless, so he worked with churches to open up more space.

October 13, 2014 — Jesuits Adam DeLeon and Eric Immel recall formation experiences that changed the way they looked at themselves and looked at the world.

October 9, 2014 — Jesuit Father Timothy P. Kesicki, president of the Jesuit Conference, gave a speech on the Ignatian concept of "magis" at a Loyola Club luncheon in Washington, D.C., today.

October 8, 2014 — Jesuit Father Jack Bentz's new ministry is taking him into uncharted territory: a large public university.

view all news

Search news

Publications
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

America - 9/15/14

America - 9/1/14

America - 8/18/14



Manresa House of Retreats
Manresa House of Retreats is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Convent, La., midway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.