Fr. Jordan Bradshaw, O.P. - Director
Fr. Jordan Bradshaw, OP, grew up in Southern Arizona, the eldest and favorite of three children, born to Charles and Elvia Bradshaw. His sisters, Rachelle and Melissa, have not forgiven their parents because of this.
His favorite animal is the Wildcat, and he entered the University of Arizona for the sole reason that it was their mascot. He also likes other animals: dogs, ravens, and eagles. He has a hard time believing God created spiders.
His behavior in high school generally scared people, so he decided to study psychology to see if there was any validity to their fears. He minored in Italian because meatballs are one of his favorite foods – thank God chicken chow mien was a close second.
It was during his college years that many of his friends thought he completely lost his mind and sense of direction when he started spending too much time at the Catholic Newman Center at the U of A. By the end of his junior year he decided to pursue a calling that had tugged at his heart as a child: priesthood. He entered the Dominican Order after graduating from the University of Arizona in 1983. He was ordained a priest after eight years of study in the seminary.
Fr. Jordan returned to Seattle in 2009 to help at Blessed Sacrament Church and in July he was named Director at the University of Washington Newman Center.
Today he spends most his days doing what he loves best: being a priest and a Dominican, serving at the Newman Center, and preaching. He also likes reading big books, especially novels, watching football and soccer, and drinking copious amounts of coffee to accomplish all of this.
Oh, by the way, because he and St. Dominic love dogs so much, Fr. Jordan is confident that he won’t have any problems liking “Huskies.” Go, Dawgs!
You can reach Fr. Jordan through email at FrJordan@uwnewman.org
Fr. Mark Francis Manzano, O.P. - Assistant Director
More info coming soon!
You can reach Fr. Mark Francis through email at email@example.com
Judy Allvin - Administrator
The Allvin family has ministered in various capacities where ever they settled. Whether in Hawaii or Arizona or Seattle, they always kept close to the Church. Serving at the Newman Center is just another manifestation of a common family trait. With a background in art and design, Judy brings a wealth of talent and an always fresh look to the ministry. Although much of her work involves phones and scheduling, you will also find Judy creating displays, decorating worship space, helping with retreats, entertaining guests and a world of other efforts that affect the entire community.
The grunt work of the front office is turned into a ministry of grace and virtue as she greets students, visitors and other staff members with her characteristic good humor and charm. Anyone can tell you that if you really want something to get done, go to Judy. If she cannot get it done she will certainly find someone who will.
You can reach Judy through email at Judy@uwnewman.org for general information, calendaring, scheduling Mass intentions, and most anything!
Dayn Warren, '04 - Development Director
Dayn was born at Overlake hospital in Bellevue and was raised in Kirkland, North Bend, Bellevue (Crossroads) and Snohomish. He grew up in a family of Husky Fans and alumni, but never thought he would go to college, opting instead to do youth ministry and international missions. After 6 years post high school of doing just that in the US, Canada, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand and the Phillippines, an unforeseen event in Sept. 2001 sent him from living in Hawaii back to Seattle with an opportunity to pursue higher education.
Always in a hurry, Dayn graduated cum laude from the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies in 2004 with a degree in Comparative Religion in less than two and a half years. Having long been interested in religious and Biblical studies, especially the early Church Fathers, and experiencing a growing discontent with the Evangelical Protestantism of his youth, in 2011 he joined RCIA at Blessed Sacrament. As he asked all of his tough questions, and explored his waning objections, he learned that most of his beliefs were already far more Catholic than he thought. He realized that God was calling him home. On October 13th, 2012, on the feast day of his patron saint (and 1st cousin 40x removed) St. Edward the Confessor, he was welcomed into full communion with the Catholic Church.
Dayn was married to his beautiful wife Melanie in 2005 at Blessed Sacrament and they have two amazing daughters. When not spending time with his family, exploring the Catholic faith, or fund-raising, Dayn enjoys playing and building electric guitars and working on his house.
You can reach Dayn through email at Dayn@uwnewman.org for help fulfilling your philanthropic dreams!
Bayli Hochstein, '13 - Campus Minister
Though born in Texas, Bayli Hochstein grew up in the small town of Deming, Washington (just east of Bellingham) with her parents and two siblings. After graduating high school, Bayli enrolled at the University of Washington- Go Huskies!
Upon arriving at UW in 2008, Bayli was immediately drawn to the Newman Center by the well-known “Hey Catholics, We’re Over Here!” banner and friendly students during Dawg Daze. That same year, she joined the Freshman Group and spent the rest of her undergrad career serving in various aspects of Newman Ministry. She has been serving as our Campus Minister since 2012!
This Catholic Husky graduated from UW with a Bachelor’s Degree in Italian and Comparative Religion. These two programs offered her the chance to intensively study the two things that interest her the most: language and religion. Bayli is currently pursuing an MA in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University, and is still practicing speaking in Italian (and Spanish, and French!).
Bayli is very grateful for all that the Newman Center has provided her, particularly the life-long friendships she’s made and the opportunity to grow in faith through retreats, RCIA, and conversation with members of the community. She hopes to give back to the Newman Center all that she has been given, and asks for prayers for a successful ministry!
Amira Davis, '11 - Young Professional and Graduate Student Minister
Are you interested in joining our Grad and Young Professionals group, Frassati? Click on this link here!
You can reach Amira through email at Amira@uwnewman.org
Shannon Crowley - Administrative Assistant
You can reach Shannon through email at Shannon@uwnewman.org for calendaring and help updating your gift schedule.