Loyola House – Boston, Massachusetts
Kevin Collins, the son of two Boston College alumni and himself a graduate of Boston College High School and Boston College with a Master's in Education (also from Boston College!), led a lively conversation on discerning his vocation and how Jesuit values informed his journey to becoming a father, a husband, and the Chief Advancement Officer at St John's Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts.
Citing the impact that BC theology professor Fr. Michael Himes had on him, Kevin talked about cultivating a “mature faith” distinct from the faith of his childhood or even that of his parents. He described his professional trajectory that took him around the world, with stops in Jamaica, across the US (and yes, back to BC), and shared his path to discovering the intersection of what he is good at, what brings him joy, and what the world needs of him -- a discovery that allowed him to learn how best to serve his faith, his family, and his community.