Pastoral Staff

Pastoral Staff

Fr. Chi Ngo, S.J.

Fr. Chi is an experienced spiritual director in the Spiritual Exercises and has given numerous retreats and Ignatian spirituality workshops. He received training at The Guelph Centre of Spirituality in Ontario, Canada and was missioned to the Loyola Institute of Spirituality in Orange after Ordination, where he gave retreats and founded the 3-year Ignatian spiritual formation program. He has trained others in spiritual direction and the Spiritual Exercises over the past 2 decades. Prior to coming to the Jesuit Retreat Center in 2013, he served as the Formation Director for the California Province.

(650) 917-4080

cngo@jrclosaltos.org

Fr. Kevin Leidich, S.J.

A native of San Francisco, Fr. Kevin was ordained in 1982, after earning an MDiv at Weston Jesuit School of Theology and an MRE at Catholic University. An experienced director of eight-day retreats, he also participated on the direction team of five 36-day retreat programs at Los Altos during the 1990’s. While teaching high school theology has been his principal ministry from 1983 to 2014 in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, he has also regularly conducted programs for adults on The Spiritual Exercises at both Loyola High in Los Angeles and Jesuit High in Sacramento. Kevin also worked for ten years as co-director of the California Province two-summer Tertianship program for Jesuit priests and brothers who are preparing to pronounce final vows. He has been a member of the JRC pastoral staff since August 2014.

(650) 917-4026

kleidich@jrclosaltos.org

Fr. Andrew Rodriguez, S.J.

Fr. Andrew has been helping to lead weekend retreats and provides spiritual direction in daily life. He guides individuals in the Spiritual Exercises throughout the year and in our 30-day retreat in the summer. He also teaches in our Favre Program. Previously, he taught religious studies and psychology at St. Ignatius College Prep. He received his training in spiritual direction from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to joining the Jesuits, he worked as an elementary school teacher, and trained to be a registered nurse and a school psychologist.

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(650) 917-4027

arodriguez@jrclosaltos.org

Fr. Udochukwu Matthew Ugorji, S.J.

Fr. Udochi (short of Udochukwu) is a Jesuit priest from Nigerian. He is currently a Jesuit tertian and a member of the JCR Pastoral staff till April 2019.  As a tertian, he is in his final year of Jesuit formation, undergoing the tertianship program in Portland, Oregon. Fr. Udochi joined the Society of Jesus in 1999 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2011. He served as the Chaplain of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, Nigeria from 2011 to 2014. He obtained an MA in Health Care Ethics in 2015 from Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. He served as a retreat minister giving retreats and seminars on spirituality at the Peter Claver House Jesuit Centre in Cape Coast, Ghana from 2015 – 2017. He is the Superior of the Jesuit Community in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and the Chaplain of Jesuit Memorial College Port Harcourt Nigeria since 2017.