Pastor - Director of the Work
Fr. C. Hightower, SJ, from Renton, Wash., graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice. From 92-94, Hightower served as Director of Education for Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Entering the Society of Jesus in 1994, He taught U.S. History, Church History, and Christian Morality at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash., in 96’, 99/01, and again in 2007/8 where he also coached soccer, winning state titles in 2000 (girls) and again in 2008 (boys). He has spent summers working construction work in Alaska and spent other summers working at St. Andrew Nativity School in Portland, Ore. During the 2004/07 school years, he taught AP Government & Politics while also serving as Director of Ignatian Identity at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane. Between 2008/13 he served as the Director of University Ministry at Gonzaga University, Chaplain to the Athletic Dept., and on Gonzaga’s Board of Members while living in the Catherine Monica Hall; Hightower has traveled multiple times throughout the Holy Land, Europe, and Haiti. He is a former Chair of the Oregon Province Board of Members; Fr. Hightower holds degrees from Seattle U., Gonzaga, and Boston College (Weston). He is a founding member of the Spokane Diocese’s Nazareth Guild. Most recently, Fr. Hightower served as the religious Superior of the Sacramento Jesuit Community working and teaching at both Jesuit High School and St. Ignatius Parish. He served with Jesuit Refugee Service in Erbil, Iraq as Country Programme Officer before coming to Missoula.