Junipero Serra High School has named Eireen Ty as the new director of campus ministry. Ty fills the void of long-time and popular director, Ms. Jaclyn Torres, who after eight years at Serra is pursuing young adult ministry opportunities.
Ty brings to Serra a wealth of experience in building youth, faith and community programs. At St. Finbar Catholic Church in the city of Burbank, Ty oversaw retreats programs, led leadership workshops and worked with a diversity of teenagers developing the community’s spiritual growth. Ty has provided educational and pastoral aid, directed spiritual reflections and supported interfaith and homeless programs at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles has also reaped the benefits of Ty’s leadership as she coordinated Christian Life community meetings and facilitated spiritual reflections and meditations as part of the school’s religious service offerings.
Ty has an enthusiastic vision for the program and hopes add to the strong foundation built by Torres. Ty commented, “I’m looking forward to helping and guiding our students in discernment of their faith, hope to be a really good mentor, and emphasize that learning, especially about God, happens outside of the four walls of the classroom.”
“Ms. Torres did a wonderful job of helping create a climate where our students grow in their relationship with God. From retreats, to masses, to the L.I.F.E. (Living in Faith Experience) Team, and everything in between, I commend her for shaping the faith-centered culture we have at Junipero Serra High School,” said Principal Jeff Guzman. “I also look forward to Ms. Ty carrying the torch, and am excited how our students, faculty, staff and families will be positively impacted.”
When asked what drew her to Serra, Ty responded, “For me, it was an easy decision. I am big on building community, and I love the mission of Serra!"
Ty holds a Bachelor of Theological Studies from Loyola Marymount University and Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry from Boston College.