About Me

Annie Selak holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.  Throughout her graduate studies, she worked at a variety of Bay Area high schools, served as a Resident Minister at the University of San Francisco and coordinated outreach for Pace e Bene Nonviolence Center.  Annie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Catholic Studies from Santa Clara University, graduating magna cum laude.  During her time at Santa Clara, Annie was active in campus ministry, participated in many spring break immersion trips, studied abroad in Rome, Italy and served as Student Body President.  She was awarded the Saint Clare Medal, recognizing her as the most outstanding female graduate.

Annie serves as a minister with college students.  In addition, she is a Career Counselor and consults with service-learning organizations.  Before working with college students,  Annie served as Director of Campus Ministry at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in La Cañada Flintridge, CA.  She also spent a year as a Jesuit Volunteer in Detroit, MI, where she worked with at-risk youth at Alternatives for Girls.  She has a wealth of experience in vocational discernment, retreat work, and liturgical ministry.  Annie is originally from Glendora, CA, a small town in Southern California.

8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Earl McCoubrey

    Annie

    I enjoyed your article in the Washington Post today. THis is important stuff. I appreciate you having prepared it.

    Your work is vital to our society, and to the future of humanity.

    Earl McCoubrey

  2. Eric Pepin

    I just read your piece at the WaPo. I’m wondering if you have heard of John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body? It addresses many of the things you are longing to investigate. Christopher West has made much of it very accessible to the youth.

  3. Ryan Davis

    Annie-Loved your WP article. It was spot on. I’ll be praying with you for leadership that makes the Church relevant for young people.

  4. Tom Curtin, MD

    Annie, Great article in the WP. I am on the liberal side of Catholicism and split my Sunday eucharistic celebrations between MMACC led by woman priest Jane Via, the Newman Center at UCSD and a home Mass group, meeting in each other’s homes. I see you have educational connections with the Jesuits. I attended Loyola HS and Loyola U. in LA before going on to USC Medical School. Notre Dame is lucky to have you.
    Tom Curtin

  5. Joe

    I hope you get a chance to share more of your thoughts on a national scale. Without more people like you as an example of what Catholicism actually is or should be – I could see the Church losing a lot more members.

    Keep up the solid work!

  6. Michelle Berberet

    Annie: Thank you so much for the article in the Washington Post today. I have been challenged by such issues since I studied math and theology at Notre Dame. Like one of the other responders, I hope to hear more of your thoughts in the future.
    Michelle Berberet, ’76
    Farley Hall

  7. Annie Chaisson

    Annie-
    Thanks for your WP article.
    We live in Baltimore, MD and our family attends one of the most alive and relevant parishes I have ever been a part of. The pastor just published a book (to be released next week) called “Rebuilt” and it is the story of our church…and how it has grown into the place that it is today. Most notably, that it is a relevant place for Catholics to grow as disciples. I am excited to get the book personally…and think it might be something you’d be interested in too! I’d be happy to send a copy to you if you want to be in touch to exchange info, or the info on the church and book can be found at http://www.churchnativity.tv Hope you will check it out and thanks for the work you are doing in our Church.

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