Jesuit High School’s Campus Ministry department coordinates campus liturgies, prayers at daily Convocation, the Peer Ministry club, the spiritual renewal program on campus, the Community Service Program, the RCIA Program (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), and retreats, with some 20 retreats annually and every Jesuit student and staff member participating in at least one retreat. Campus Ministry provides spiritual direction and guidance for students, helping Jesuit fulfill its mission of forming "Men for Others."
Director of Campus Ministry - Jimmy Mitchell
Before his start at Jesuit High School during the 2020-21 school year, Jimmy Mitchell’s gifts of storytelling and piano-playing brought him to every corner of the world, including Tampa. Beginning in 2014, Mitchell was a regular guest on Jesuit's campus, leading retreats and pilgrimages for the school for several years before eventually moving to Florida to serve as the school's Director of Campus Ministry. From leading retreats and speaking at conferences to actively mentoring young men in virtue for the past 15 years, Mitchell's greatest joy is helping others fall in love with God. Mitchell graduated with a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and a M.A. in Moral Theology from Holy Apostles College & Seminary. He’s also the founder of Love Good, a Tampa-based subscription company that empowers everyday Catholics to evangelize culture through beauty.
Mitchell can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (813) 877-5344, ext. 110.
Assistant Campus Minister - Mr. Peter Bell, S.J.
Mr. Peter Bell, S.J. is from Denver, where he graduated in 2015 from Regis Jesuit High School. Immediately following high school, Mr. Bell entered the Jesuit novitiate and took vows in 2017. Prior to coming to Jesuit High School for the 2021-22 school year, Mr. Bell graduated from Saint Louis University with a B.S. in Economics and Philosophy. Throughout his formation as a Jesuit, Mr. Bell has worked with young men, showing them that life with God is infinitely better than anything this world can offer. Since Mr. Bell’s vocation was fostered in the high school setting, a major part of his vocation is helping high school students put God in the center of their lives.
Assistant Campus Minister - Thomas Killackey
From his studies at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas to his time in Weeze, Germany attending the Catholic Worldview Fellowship, Tommy Killackey fell deeply in love with the questions and topics that are most deeply embedded on the human heart. Spending the next four years in Nashville, he served as a House Director for a gap-year program and later served as the Director of Youth Ministry for a parish in Franklin, Tenn. During this time, Mr. Killackey was also heavily involved in Fraternus, a ministry for mentoring boys into virtuous Catholic men. Serving as an Assistant Campus Minister and Theology Teacher at Jesuit, Mr. Killackey is privileged to walk alongside so many young men on and off Jesuit’s campus engaging in “the Great Dialogue.”