Meet our 2018 Team
Richard Greenwood, 36, is the Outreach and Communications Officer at Jesuit Missions. After six years of being on the finish line and supporting our runners, this year he felt it was time to actually take part! To support his efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Anne-Marie and Andrew Kennedy, are a couple from Enfield and both teachers at Jesuit schools. Anne-Marie is assistant Headteacher at St Ignatius College. She lists that one of her motivations in running the marathon is ‘to be a role model to the students so that they too can put their faith into action and be men and women for others.’ Andrew is deputy headmaster at St John’s Beaumont. To support their efforts, please visit their fundraising page.
Christopher Lane, 62, is a school teacher in Bournemouth and is part of the Corpus Christi Parish in Boscombe. To support Chris’ efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Father Gerard Chaisson, 57, is a Catholic priest from Prince Edward Island, Canada, running in his 10th marathon! To support Father Gerard’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Father Patrick Magro, SJ, 48, is the Vocations Promoter of the Euro-Mediterranean Province, former provincial of Malta. He is an experienced Marathon runner and has volunteered to run the Marathon dressed as one of Jesuit Missions’ iconic mascots, a Womble! To support Father Patrick’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Gabriel Cohen, 26, is a former pupil of Stonyhurst College and attended the Jesuit-run Catholic Chaplaincy during his studies at Oxford University. He is looking forward to the challenge of his first marathon, motivated to contribute in a small way to the vital work of Jesuit Missions. To support Gabriel’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Mario Farrugia, 41, is an accountant in Malta, and is joining forces with two Jesuits who are also based there to create a team within the team! Mario was educated by the Jesuits and has run a number of marathons in the past in support of their work. To support Mario’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Philip Harrison, SJ, 35 is a Jesuit in formation and has just returned to the UK after three years of theological study in Colombia. He is currently preparing for his priestly ordination in June. Philip has decided to run his first marathon for us, having witnessed first hand the work that we do in various countries. To support Philip’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Read Phil Harrison’s history of running here.
Kevin Wyber, 67, is running in his first marathon in 30 years, and his first in support of Jesuit Missions. He is a long-term member of St. Aloysius parish in Glasgow, and although he is semi-retired, he keeps himself very busy as a volunteer coordinator and teacher of ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) to around 100 asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow. To support Kevin’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Peter Kilburn, 38, has run a number of marathons around the UK, but was inspired to run his first London marathon in support of Jesuit Missions after hearing director Paul Chitnis speak at Stonyhurst’s annual Easter retreat. To support Peter’s efforts, please visit his fundraising page.
Sr Theo, CJ, Sister of the Congregation of Jesus, spent 7 months of 2017 in Guyana working with the indigenous Amerindian people of Guyana’s interior, alongside Jesuits and Ursuline sisters. Inspired by the first hand work of Jesuit Missions that she witnessed, she has decided run the marathon dressed as a nun! To support Theodora’s efforts, please visit her fundraising page.
Marathon runner: from Guyana to London-Read Sr Theo’s exclusive interview here.
Felicity Hawksley, is running both the Paris marathon and the London marathon within two weeks of each other, both for Jesuit Missions! Inspired by her sister Theo’s stories from Guyana, she has decided to go that one step further. To support Felicity’s efforts, please visit her fundraising page.
Jane Hellings, 55, is the Director of Development & Communications for the Jesuits in Britain. She has been supporting Jesuit Missions runners by writing their inspiring stories and taking their photos for the last five years and they have finally worn down her resistance and persuaded her to join them at the business end of running! To support Jane’s efforts, please visit her fundraising page.
Nuala Doran, 48, mum and wife and now runner! Still not sure how I found myself as part of the Jesuit Missions 2018 Marathon Team, but here I am running as a challenge before I’m 50 and to show my boys you’re never too old to try new things – maybe I’ll try baking next time. To support Nuala’s efforts, please visit her fundraising page.
Greg Jansen and Charlie Jolleys are both former pupils of Stonyhurst College and have decided to run this years’ London Marathon for Jesuit Missions. Please support their efforts and visit their fundraising page.
Read more about the Stonyhurst Alumni running this year’s marathon here.
Tackashmah Langthorne, 22, has grown up in a family that has long supported the work of the Jesuits and states that “running any marathon is a challenge and to have been given the opportunity to run the London Marathon for Jesuit Missions has been very exciting.” To support Tackashmah’s efforts, please visit her fundraising page.
We also have a team of 10 runners, including parents and teachers, from Mount St Mary’s and Balborough Hall Jesuit schools in Derbyshire who will be running for Jesuit Missions. Read more here and support them by visiting their fundraising page here.
John Henderson, former pupil at Mount St Mary’s, is running the London Marathon for us this year. To support his efforts, please visit his fundraising page.