Jim Gartland, S.J.
St. Mary Student Parish
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
James G. Gartland, S.J. is Pastor and Director of Campus Ministry for the University of Michigan's St. Mary Student Parish. Previously, he was the rector of the Saint Peter Faber Jesuit Community at Boston College where he was responsible for the community’s Jesuits who come from all over the world. He was part of the founding team of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Chicago) in 1996 and served as president from 2004–2012. During his tenure, the school completed a large-scale capital campaign. For his contributions to the school, a scholarship was named in his honor.
Previously Fr. Gartland served as pastor of St. Procopius, a Mexican immigrant parish in Chicago, from 1994–1999. After teaching theology at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL for three years, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1983. He taught in Peru from 1987–1990 and was ordained a priest in 1993.
In 2006, Fr. Gartland was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees and to the Board of the College of the Holy Cross in 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University, master’s degrees in philosophy and religious education from Loyola University Chicago, and a master of divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.