Diversity & Dialogue

Coming Together as One Community

At STM, a rich variety of voices converge to form one dynamic community grounded in the Jesuit, Catholic values of intensive intellectual dialogue and reverence for all backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our students and faculty range in age from their 20s to their 70s. They’re women and men, single, married, priests, new graduates and career professionals, lay students and vowed religious from all over the world. In fact, international students make up 25 percent of our student body. We’re constantly working to ensure we reflect the rapidly changing demographics of the U.S. Catholic Church and international Church and provide resources that meet the needs of every student.

All of us share a single mission: to develop our academic and ministerial gifts in service to the Church and the world. And we value each student equitably—no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, or age.

The School of Theology and Ministry prepares pastoral leaders and theological scholars to inspire others to imagine possibility and live with radical hope. We do this through a curriculum that honors a diversity of perspectives about what it means to be in relationship with God, others and the world. We model it through pedagogical commitments that foster serious inquiry and life-giving empowerment. We bring it to life through our research and service.
Hosffman Ospino, Associate Professor of Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education

Meet Our Faculty

Our world-class faculty are scholars and ministers who support students with compassion and kindness while challenging them to excel.  

Faculty Directory

Liberation Theology

O. Ernesto Valiente

The Global Church

Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F.

Theological Anthropology

Félix Palazzi

Alumni Voices

Hailing from all around the world and representing a variety of ages, STM students bring a diverse set of experiences to the classroom. They enrich our community with the discourse they inspire and initiate.