ASU Catholic Newman Center Staff

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: CLOSED

Contacts

P: 480-967-7823
info@asucatholic.org

Fr. Rob Clements

Pastor and Director

Fr. Rob Clements is a fourth-generation native of the state of Arizona, and is a convert to the Catholic Faith. Graduating from local schools, from Arizona State University, and working for Valley National Bank following university studies, he discerned a call to the priesthood and entered St. John’s Seminary, Los Angeles, in 1985. Following sacred ordination in 1990, Fr. Clements has served the diocese in a number of pastoral and educational settings prior to his current assignment as the Director of the All Saints Catholic Newman Center at Arizona State University. He has served on the Priest Placement Board, the Board of Directors for Phoenix Natural Family Planning, and the Catholic Community Foundation.

Fr. Bruce Downs

Parochial Vicar

Fr. Aaron Qureshi

Associate Director/Parochial Vicar

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Fr. Aaron Qureshi ("Fr. Q") was born in Tucson and spent his adolescent years in Phoenix. He graduated from Brophy College Preparatory and then took an extended sojourn to the East Coast for college and work. After working several years in the finance and tech sectors, he entered seminary in Washington, DC, studying first at the Catholic University of America and then later in Rome. He was ordained to the diocesan priesthood in 2014 at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. He served in various parish assignments in the Archdiocese of Washington, most recently as pastor of two small rural parishes in southern Maryland, before returning to Phoenix in 2022. He holds various degrees in mathematics, classical languages, and biblical studies. He enjoys tennis and swimming, having most recently swum the Straits of Messina in 2015. He is thrilled to be home in Phoenix and to be serving (Tucson roots notwithstanding) at the ASU Newman Center!

Staff

Michele Kilker

Business Manager

Lisa Rich

Marriage Prep Coordinator

Ezekiel Smith

Music Coordinator

Benjamin Power

Sacristan / Liturgy Coordinator

Chris Tawney

Development

Karen McNeil

Administrative Assistant/Safe Environment Coordinator

Missionaries

Anthony Maza

Director of Campus Ministry

Jacob Hoog

Missionary

Bernadette Prickel

Missionary

Luke Swanson

Missionary

Scott Carney

Missionary

Frances Kraimer

Missionary

Kara Spinks

Missionary

Natalie McFadden

Missionary

Sam Ritze

Missionary

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