Meet the Staff
Rev. Brendan Murphy, O.P.
Chaplain and Director of Aquinas House
It is a wonderful blessing to be the chaplain of Aquinas House and have the opportunity to serve the pastoral needs of the students, faculty, and staff of Dartmouth College. Aquinas House has such wonderful history and it has provided so many young people with the opportunity to grow in their faith, make lifelong friends, and bring Christ to others. May God continue to bless you and our ministry at AQ!
Rev. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.
Assistant Chaplain of Aquinas House
Fr. Jacob was raised in Bristol, CT and is the oldest of three children. He is an alumnus of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY where he earned a Bachelors of Science in biomedical sciences. While at Marist, Fr. Jacob competed for the both the cross country and track and field programs. Upon finishing his degree at Marist, Fr. Jacob entered the Dominican Order in the summer of 2010. Fr. Jacob earned a Masters of Divinity, a Bachelors of Sacred Theology, and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology concentrating in moral theology from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Fr. Jacob was ordained a priest in May of 2017 and was assigned to Aquinas House in June 2017.
Aquinas House Campus Minister
Although she is a recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Meg is an East Coaster at heart. She grew up in New Jersey, studied at Villanova University in Philadelphia, and served as an Augustinian Volunteer in Lawrence, MA before moving to the Midwest. She is excited to return to the New England area.
During her time in the Master of Divinity program at ND, Meg primarily served people who have cognitive and physical disabilities, both with a local non-profit organization and parish community. Meg also co-led a seminar for undergraduate students in which she guided students through an immersion experience with L’Arche in Washington, D.C. She finished her graduate work with the Gender Relations Center at ND where she focused on student development.
Outside of work, Meg is an avid reader, baker, and lover of all things pertaining to dance. Preferred topics of conversation include Villanova basketball and the original Star Trek. Theology of Disability and Catholic Social Teaching are some of her particular fields of interest. She is thankful to be a part of the AQ community and looks forward to the coming year!
Aquinas House Housekeeper and Maintenance
Marilyn has worked at AQ since 2007 and while she doesn’t always get to see the students during their prime-time hours, she does get to wake up the ones that have snoozed while pulling an all-nighter. She is married and enjoys cooking, the outdoors, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
She is happy to serve you at the Aquinas House!