Brendan was born and raised in southern California. His love of narrative and social justice led him to pursue degrees in English (BA) and Theology (MA) at Loyola Marymount University. Before joining the Jesuits he taught high school and served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Belize for two years where he supervised the religious education programs of 29 village schools in the Maya Mountains. He returned to LMU as the director of Community Service and Social Justice. Brendan is currently completing an MA in Social Philosophy in Chicago. For the record, he hasn't shaved his face in its entirety since October of 1994. The precision of this date is due to the fact that facial hair was a “Senior Privilege” at his high school; welcoming the privilege, he has never looked back.
“In the end, I suppose thinking of God as a DJ isn’t the worst metaphor out there. Imagine him bent over a mixing board holding one headphone to his eternal ear, taking the tracks of history and mixing them up…”