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Theology Department


Sr. Jean Patrice Sr. Jean Patrice
(Department Chairperson)
Years at Marian: 21
Education: Eastern Illinois, BS Social Science and MA Political Science; St. Charles Seminary (Pa.), MA Sacred Scripture
Courses: Theology I
Voicemail: 1333
Mary Emig Mary Emig
Years at Marian: 27
Education: Purdue University, BA and MA; St. Joseph College - Calumet, BA
Courses: Theology III, Social Issues and Ethics, Modern U.S. History
Other responsibilities: Anti-Racism Team
Voicemail: 1217
Tim Sovereign Tim Sovereign
Years at Marian: 27
Education: St. Cloud State (Minn.), BS Journalism; Catholic Theological Union, Masters in Theology, Ministry
Courses: Theology I, Theology II
Other responsibilities: Head Boys/Girls Cross Country Coach
Voicemail: 1275
Gary Kopycinski Gary Kopycinski
Years at Marian: 26
Education: Notre Dame, BA in Theology, Philosophy; Josephinum, MA Theology
Courses: Theology III, World Religions
Other Responsibilities: Marian Catholic Web page development and design
Voicemail: 1239
Linda Hansen Linda Hansen
Years at Marian: 23
Education: Loyola University - Chicago, BA in English, Secondary Education; Catholic Theologial Union of Chicago - MA Pastoral Studies; Archdiocese of Chicago- Certificate of Catechesis; Diocese of Gary, Ind. - Lay Ecclesial Ministry Certificate; College Board, AP Seminar Certificate
Courses: Theology IV, AP Seminar: Sacraments, Liturgy & Morality
Other responsibilities: ACT/SAT Test Preparation; Study Skills
Voicemail: 1287
Jennifer Pasyk Jennifer Pasyk '92
Years at Marian: 18
Education: Illinois Wesleyan, BA; Olivet Nazarene University, MAE Curriculum and Instruction
Courses: Theology I, Theology IV
Other responsibilities: Retreat leader, A Safe Place Faculty Advisor, Anti-Racism Committee, Marian's #1 fan
Voicemail: 1261
Heather Gordon Heather Gordon
Years at Marian: 10
Education: Centenary College of Louisiana, BS; Aquinas Institute of Theology, MA in Theology; Archdiocese of Baltimore, Professional Certificate in Youth Ministry
Courses: Theology III, Discovery in Service
Voicemail: 1219
Sr. Karen Kvidera Sr. Karen Kvidera
Years at Marian: 9
Education: St. Joseph-Rensselaer, BA Theology, BS Education; University of Illinois, Masters of Education & Administration; University of Loyola-New Orleans, Masters of Religious Education
Courses: Theology II
Voicemail: 1248
Sr. Mary Jo Sobieck, O.P. Sr. Mary Jo Sobieck, O.P.
Years at Marian: 9
Education: Vermilion Community College, Associate of Arts; College of St. Scholastica, BA in Elemetary Education; St. John's University, MA in Systematic Theology
Courses: Theology II
Other Responsibilities: Extreme Mission Coordinator, Yearbook
Voicemail: 1269
Justin Thirstrup Justin Thirstrup '08
Years at Marian: 4
Theology IV, Dominican Preaching
Other responsibilities: Director of Campus Ministry, Kairos Retreats