Rev. Jerome Thomas Hayes, S.J.
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. All things Ignatian. Baking; Cooking; Chocolate; Breadmaking; Coffee.
Fr. Hayes was born at West Anaheim Memorial Hospital in Orange County California and raised in the shadows of Disneyland. He is the sixth of nine children born of Irish and German descent. Rev. Jerry Hayes S.J., Director of Ignatian Programs, entered the Society of Jesus in 1994 and was missioned to Georgetown University in 2016. After earning his B.A. in philosophy at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington Fr Hayes went on to teach theology and serve as a campus minister at Loyola High School in Los Angeles. He continued his theological studies at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, receiving his M.Div. in 2007 and was ordained a Catholic priest that same year. Upon ordination, he returned to Loyola High School in Los Angeles to serve as the Director of Campus Ministry. Today, Fr. Hayes provides spiritual direction to the Georgetown community and leads retreats that engage participants in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.