- Mr. Daniel Kennedy, SJ
Mr. Daniel Kennedy, SJ
Mr. Daniel Kennedy, SJ is a Jesuit scholastic who is serving as the Director of Student Activities and as a faculty member in the Theology Department. He attended St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio, where he was born and raised. In 2012, he completed his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology at Boston College, and entered the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus after graduation.
Since joining the Jesuits, Mr. Kennedy has worked with men and women in homelessness, served as a crisis worker on Lifeline, the national suicide hotline, and completed a master’s degree in philosophy at Saint Louis University. He is happy to return back to Omaha from his good experience working at Jesuit Academy while a Jesuit novice.
- Fr. Robert Kroll, SJ
Fr. Robert Kroll, SJ
Fr. Robert Kroll, SJ is the superior of the Jesuit community at Creighton Prep and, in this role, serves as an ex officio member of the board of directors and on the executive committee. Fr. Kroll is teaching theology and French part-time at Prep as well as assisting with pastoral/Campus Ministry duties such as retreats and Masses.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Fr. Kroll holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University, a canonical baccalaureate degree in philosophy from Centre Sèvres in Paris and a Master of Divinity degree from the Weston School of Theology In Cambridge, Massachusetts. In May 2012, he also completed a Master's in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia.
Fr. Kroll previously served as Director of Ignatian Spirituality for the faculty and staff at Marquette High School in Milwaukee, where he taught and coached as well. He has also served as pastor at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and as the associate director of the Demontreville retreat house in Minnesota.
- Fr. Thomas Neitzke, SJ
Fr. Thomas Neitzke, SJ
Fr. Thomas Neitzke, SJ, Ed.D., is the 33rd President of Creighton Preparatory School. As a former faculty member and assistant principal at Prep, Fr. Neitzke’s experience enriches Prep’s focus on its mission through both an academic and administrative lens.
A native of Port Washington, Wisconsin, Fr. Neitzke entered the Society of Jesus in 1999 and was ordained a priest in 2010. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Georgetown Preparatory School, Seattle University and Brophy College Prep, as well as the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands. He is also a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association’s Committee on Programming.
Fr. Neitzke previously served as president of Jesuit Academy, principal of Jesuit Academy and an adjunct instructor at Creighton University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and theology from Loyola University Chicago, a master of arts in educational administration from the University of San Francisco, a master of divinity from Santa Clara University, and a doctorate in leadership from Creighton University.
- Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ
Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ
Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and is the second eldest of six boys. He graduated from Creighton University in 1982, the Weston School of Theology in 1993 and was ordained in 1994.
He is the director of adult spirituality programs at Prep and serves as the assistant chaplain for many athletic teams. Fr. Schneider is also a lifelong Green Bay Packers and Creighton Bluejays fan.
- Fr. James Sinnerud, SJ
Fr. James Sinnerud, SJ
Fr. James Sinnerud, SJ is a member of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus. He entered the Jesuits in 1960 and spent most of his time in studies with the Oregon Province that included training in Italy, Germany, France and Canada.
Fr. Sinnerud came to Prep in 1987 and taught theology through 2008. He also spent some time as a varsity football coach. He is presently serving as a substitute teacher, prefect and sacramental minister.
- Fr. Robert Tillman, SJ
Fr. Robert Tillman, SJ
Fr. Robert Tillman, SJ is originally from Mankato, Minnesota. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1966 and was ordained in 1977. After philosophy studies. he taught and coached at Creighton Prep from 1971 to 1974. In 1978, Fr. Tillman returned to Prep as director of guidance until 1985.
He was an administrator at St. Francis Mission in South Dakota from 1985 to 1994 and became superior of the Jesuit Community at Prep in 1994. He currently serves as the director of college counseling and varsity cross country coach.
- Fr. Nathan Wendt, SJ
Fr. Nathan Wendt, SJ
Fr. Nathan Wendt, SJ serves as assistant to the president of Creighton Prep, as the director of Loyola Scholars and as a teacher and chaplain at Jesuit Academy. He attended St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was born and raised. Fr. Wendt entered the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus in 2003 after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Marquette University in 2001 and having worked in Milwaukee and Omaha.
As a Jesuit, Fr. Wendt earned a master’s degree in social philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, was the assistant director of the corporate work-study program at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School – Twin Cities, and earned both a Master of Divinity and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
He was ordained a priest in June 2014 and served as associate pastor at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kingston, Jamaica and at Gesu Catholic Church & School in Detroit before arriving at Prep.
Fr. Wendt also has worked with incarcerated men and women throughout Jesuit formation and served the Ignatian Spirituality Project in Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Omaha, where spiritual retreats are offered for people experiencing homelessness.