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Monica Meagher

Kathleen Mantz Dicker Sibbernsen   Kathy Coffey-Guenther  

Deepen Your Jesuit Roots Through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps


Presented by:

  • Monica Meagher, Arts ’77, Regional Director, IVC Milwaukee
  • Kathleen Mantz, Sp ’78, IVC Milwaukee (Seton Catholic Schools, Reading Tutor Program
  • Dick Sibbernsen, Arts ’71, IVC Chicago (Catholic Charities, Lake County Jail service site)

Moderated by: Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Arts '85, Grad '88, '98, Senior Mission & Ignatian Leadership Specialist

Are you at a point in life where you desire to give back, in a deeper way, to your community? Do you long for spiritual growth and reflection in community with others? Join Marquette alumni who have answered the call to love and serve as members of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps. IVC is a national Jesuit ministry of men and women (50 years of age and older) who bring expertise and life experiences to serve others. Marquette proudly partners with IVC in Milwaukee and regions around the country.

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Monica Meagher, MDiv., is the Regional Director for IVC Milwaukee, a Jesuit ministry serving the poor in the greater Milwaukee area. She also serves as spiritual director and team member at Marquette’s Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality.
Monica graduated from Marquette with a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Secondary Education. She taught Theology at Pius XI high in Milwaukee for 10 years before returning to Marquette for graduate studies. Monica has served in parish and educational ministry in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for over 30 years and has held many leadership positions while engaging in a wide range of pastoral, spiritual and community ventures. In 2014, she completed a graduate certificate in Ignatian Spirituality at Loyola University Chicago, which prepared her to guide people in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

Kathleen Mantz graduated from Marquette University in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She had an extensive career in marketing across a variety of industries such as hardware, retail and healthcare. Kathleen opened her own business in 2006 to better align her personal and professional values and to work exclusively with businesses that offered services or products to help people in meaningful ways. Kathleen is married, has two children and five grandchildren. She joined IVC in 2019 after searching for unique volunteer work in the Milwaukee area.

Dick Sibbernsen serves his local Chicago community through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC). He connected with IVC in 2009 at the recommendation of Marquette’s 22nd president, Rev. Robert A Wild, S.J., now university chancellor. Dick teaches a "rethinking your thinking" course to inmates of the Lake County Jail in Waukegan, Ill., and provides pro bono legal services to low-income Hispanic individuals and families there. Every six weeks, he joins other IVC volunteers for a day of spiritual reflection.

Retired from a 33-year career in human resources that included leadership roles at U.S. companies Tenneco and BellSouth, as well as at Sydney, Australia-based TNT Limited, Dick was respected among his colleagues for his humility and work ethic. He says both stem from a passion for helping people achieve at a level that is personally fulfilling to them: "The best reward is watching people grow in leadership, functional expertise and deep sense of purpose."

Dick earned a BA degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Marquette University and a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law.  He is a member of the Illinois State Bar and holds dual American/Australian citizenship.

Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther currently serves as the Senior Mission & Ignatian Leadership Specialist in University Advancement at Marquette University. Additionally, Kathy serves/has served as adjunct faculty for undergraduates and clinical adjunct faculty for graduate students at Marquette University. Kathy received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Marquette University and a certificate in spiritual direction from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. For many years, Kathy has worked with a particular emphasis in Ignatian spirituality as a means for healthy spiritual and emotional living. Kathy has also served as a spiritual director, speaker and consultant to religious congregations, clergy and religious, and parishes focusing on the work of community building, conflict resolution and spiritual growth.