The Rev. Frank Case, vice president for mission at Gonzaga University in Spokane, spoke to the Gonzaga Guild on Thursday about the 18 years he spent serving in Rome at the headquarters of the Society of Jesus. During his time there he met Pope Benedict XVI and, commenting on the pope's resignation, said he's been, “wonderful to the Jesuits.”
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.