Your Newman Center Staff

Fr. Benedict Mary Lieb, F.H.S.

Director

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The Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit began in 2015 when seven men, five priests and two brothers, were received by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix. They were led by the Holy Spirit to evangelize as missionaries in Arizona and have been serving the Holy Spirit Newman Center since 2016.

Jennifer Sentz

Director of Donor Relations

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Jennifer Sentz is the Director of Donor Relations for the Newman Center. She has a Bachelors and M.B.A. from St. Francis University.

Jennifer has been happily married to Erick for 18 years and they have 3 teenagers. She is a classic extrovert, so, you’ll find her wherever people are! Jennifer's office is the 1st one on the left.

Marian Escio

Campus Missionary and Coordinator of Contemporary Music

Marian Escio is the Campus Missionary and Coordinator of Contemporary Music for the Newman Center. She got her B.S. (Pre-Med) from GCU.

Shawnee Hill

Office Manager

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Shawnee believes that having a relationship with the Lord is paramount to everything else in life. She is married to Tate, and has 3 adult children, numerous bonus children, and 4 grandchildren.

Shawnee attended The University of Maryland with a focus on Communication, and Harvard University with a focus on Mentorship. She had a lengthy career as an Executive Advisor with G.E., and Honeywell Aerospace prior to joining the Holy Spirit Newman Center. Her office is the first one on the left.