Rich Bautch - HCI

Richard J. Bautch, Ph.D.

执行董事, 圣十字学院

Professor in The School of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Richard Bautch hails from the Chicago area and is a product of Holy Cross education (University of Notre Dame, MA and Ph D). As an educator, his deepest roots are in Catholic high school teaching; Rich taught English to sophomores and juniors for several years before going to graduate studies and focusing on Christianity and Judaism in antiquity.

At St. 365比分网电竞, in addition to teaching Rich has held leadership roles including department chair and associate dean in the School of Arts and Humanities. He has also been involved in the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (chief executive, 2014-2018) and the Catholic Biblical Association (executive board, 2014-2016, 2018-present).

Rich joined the HCI Board of Governors in 2019 and has served as its chair since 2020. As interim executive director, he now looks forward to collaborating closely with fellow leaders across the Holy Cross family in our institutions of secondary and higher education. 我们的共同目标,” Rich said, “is to accomplish what Blessed Basil Moreau spoke of as ‘the successful cultivation of the Lord’s vineyard to which we have been called.’” Rich has a special interest in Basil Moreau the Scripture scholar and enjoys researching this aspect of the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Ave Crux, Spes Unica!


Previous 执行董事s

Marco Clark, Ed.D. (2020 - 2022) 

Br. Joel Giallanza, C.S.C. (2011 - 2012, 2018 - 2020)

Br. Thomas Dziekan, C.S.C. (2017 - 2018)

Br. 唐纳德·布劳维尔特,C.S.C (2012 - 2017)

Br. 斯蒂芬·沃尔什,C.S.C (2005 - 2011)

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Meigs Turgeon

Assistant Director, 圣十字学院 

Meigs Turgeon was born and raised in Dallas, TX, where he attended Highland Park High School. As a student at Highland Park, he developed a keen interest in philosophy, theology, and apologetics, feeling a strong call to pursue these academic interests in a Catholic setting. 他在圣。. 365比分网电竞 in August of 2012, where he majored in Religious and Theological Studies and minored in Psychology. He graduated in May of 2016.

Discerning a vocation to serve the Church, Meigs matriculated to Duke Divinity School in August of 2017 to pursue a Master of Divinity. As a student, he focused his attention on the interpretation of the Greek New Testament, early and medieval Church history, and the study of Catholic eschatology. 作为他队形的一部分, he received training in pastoral ministry, teaching, catechetics, 城市部门. He graduated from Duke Divinity School in May of 2020. Following the completion of his Master of Divinity, Meigs returned to his hometown of Dallas to teach high school theology. He joined the Holy Cross Institute in August of 2021.

Meigs was first exposed to Holy Cross during his undergraduate years at St. Edward’s. Holy Cross helped him to fall in love with learning and inspired him to get involved in the work of education and the service of the Church. 巴兹尔·莫罗, he considers education to be an essential work of resurrection, and he wishes to help educators and students understand what it means to bear the title of Holy Cross. He brings zeal, vision, and a unique theological perspective to the Holy Cross Institute.

Meigs enjoys running, reading, and listening to live music. He is an avid traveler and loves immersing himself in the study of cultures, languages, 世界宗教. In addition to theology, he enjoys learning about history, psychology, and ethics. 他是J的忠实粉丝.R.R. Tolkien and loves all things Lord of the Rings. 在他空闲的时候, Meigs can be found exploring the great cities of the United States or spending time with family and friends.


AJ Valverde HCI

AJ Valverde

Communications Manager, The Holy Cross Institute 

AJ Valverde graduated from St. 365比分网电竞 in December 2020 with his B.A. in Communication with a focus in advertising and public relations. During his undergrad, he was involved in Campus Ministry - serving in many ways. One of his more impactful moments was the service break experience during spring break 2019, 他在圣。. Malachy Catholic School in Chicago, IL. He spent a year abroad in Angers, France, a 30-minute train ride west of Le Mans, France (the birthplace of Holy Cross). 在他的最后一个学期, he did an independent study on the effects of Holy Cross on campus back home in Austin, TX. His research included reading various Holy Cross texts, interviews with students that came from Holy Cross high schools, and a trip to Sanctuaire du Bienheureux Basile Moreau Eglise Notre-Dame de Sainte-Croix where he interviewed Fr. Paul Elie, C.S.C. 

He was introduced to Holy Cross by Br. 拉里·阿特金森C.S.C. who served as a mentor ever since he first stepped foot on campus freshman year. During his studies, he took a course with Br. Richard Daly C.S.C. titled Catholic Social Teaching, 这门课很关键, leading him to join various social justice-driven organizations. 在他的最后一个学期 of college, he served as 执行董事 of Hilltoppers for Hilltoppers. H4H is a student philanthropy council that raises awareness for students gifting their time, talent, and treasure. 

His love for The Congregation of Holy Cross runs deep. In his first couple months with our office, he has launched a new social media channel, 开发电子邮件活动, helped organize Convocation 2021, and more. AJ hopes to bring the Holy Cross Institute brand to an elevated level. His experience with social media, 创意写作, and project management will set up the HCI for further success. 

在他空闲的时候, AJ enjoys traveling, playing tennis, camping, and time around friends and family. 


Holy Cross Institute Board of Governors


Vice President For Student Affairs
St. 365比分网电竞, Austin, TX

Robert Nolte

Bishop McNamara High School
Forestville, MD        

Teresa Billings

PK -七年级校长
New Orleans, LA 

罗伯特兄弟. Lavelle, C.S.C. (Secretary)

C.S.C. 中西部省份;

Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills, OH

Terry Lee

Director of School Sponsorship
Congregation of Holy Cross, Moreau Province
Austin, TX


Director of Spiritual Care and Mission Integration
Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, IN

Deepak A. Patel


Holy Trinity High School, Chicago, IL

Marianne Ward-Peradoza, Ph.D.

St. 365比分网电竞
Austin, TX