Originally from Indianapolis, Spencer graduated from Xavier University in 2014 with a degree in political science. His campus ministry experience at Xavier and his passion for social justice inspired him to pursue two year of service programs after graduation. After spending a year with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps across the U.S. midwest, he ventured to San Jose, CA as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Prior to returning to Cincinnati this August, Spencer spent time engaged in Jesuit ministries and immersed in Ignatian Spirituality.
Spencer now works in the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice at Xavier as a Coordinator for Faith and Justice. When he’s not on Xavier’s campus or at Ignatius House, he can be found running or biking around the city. As a new member of Ignatius House, Spencer looks forward to living intentionally in community, growing spiritually, and exploring the intersection between faith and justice.
Born and raised in the Queen City, Jack Delisio graduated from Xavier University in 2017 with a degree in History and Classics. While at Xavier, he participated in retreats, service, and immersion programs to learn more about social justice issues and his faith. These experiences inspired him to complete a year of service after graduation with the Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati. Currently, Jack works in Social Services with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Outside of work, Jack loves to spend time with his family and friends (most especially his beloved dog Rudy). He also enjoys cooking, gardening, exercising, and going on adventures in Cincinnati. As part of the Ignatius House community this year, Jack hopes to develop nurturing relationships, deepen his spirituality, and discern next steps in his career.
Hailing from Southern California, Julia graduated from Mount St. Mary's University, Los Angeles in 2011 with dual degrees in English and Theology and a minor in business administration. During her undergraduate studies, Julia participated in immersion trips accompanying those experiencing poverty and enjoyed walking in the footsteps of St. Oscar Romero during a two-week research and learning experience in El Salvador for her honor's thesis project. Julia also completed an M.A. in Ethics through the Jesuit School of Theology (JST) of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, CA in 2013.
Prior to her move to from CA to Cincinnati, Julia worked for four years with nonprofits serving people with developmental disabilities. Seeking the opportunity to return to a faith-based work environment, Julia now works as the Office Projects Coordinator for Glenmary Home Missioners. In her spare time, Julia enjoys music, movies, exercise, retreats and parish activities, and sightseeing. As a member of Ignatius House, Julia looks forward to deepening her spirituality and gaining clarity concerning her life's vocation.
Greg Mellor, Community Coordinator
Originally from the Pennsylvania suburbs north of Philadelphia, Greg arrived to Cincinnati in 2014. Prior to Cincinnati, he lived in Baltimore, Sacramento, Chicago, Albuquerque, and Syracuse, and he has lived in multiple lay intentional communities. Greg served one year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) and two years in the JVC Magis program through Loyola University Chicago. His work and ministerial experience includes serving as a prison chaplain, high school religion teacher, high school campus minister, college campus minister, and spiritual director.
Greg serves as Coordinator of Faith and Justice in the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice at Xavier University and as Program Coordinator with the Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati.
Paul Macke, S.J., Jesuit Liaison
Born and raised in the Queen City, Fr. Macke returned to Cincinnati in 2017 after spending over fifty years serving numerous ministerial and leadership roles within the Society of Jesus. These roles included vocation director; Executive Director for the Holy Spirit Center in Anchorage, Alaska; Secretary for Pastoral Ministries and Jesuit Life for the Jesuit Conference of the United States; Executive Director of Bellarmine Retreat House in Barrington, Illinois. Fr. Macke currently serves as the Jesuit Mission Coordinator at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, Ohio. As the Jesuit Liaison of Ignatius House, Fr. Macke brings extensive experience as a spiritual director and a wealth of knowledge and understanding of Ignatian Spirituality.