Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ is a Jesuit priest. He is deeply interested in creating communities of healing, empowering young people, brain health, and finding God in all things. He has worked as a high school teacher, associate pastor, executive director, and high school president, using his unique experience in organizational dynamics, leadership, brain health and Ignatian spirituality, applying it to youth education and organizational life.
Working in Camden, NJ for 18 years, he founded Hopeworks 'N Camden, a social enterprise that works with 14-23 year-olds in Camden, NJ. Using a mix of technology and trauma-informed care, youth worked to claim their past so that they could move into their futures.
He is a retreat leader and a director of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola deeply desiring to help others connect to God. He has directed over 30 directed retreats and 100 preached retreats nationally.
He is a gifted, national speaker on trauma-informed care, organizational dynamics, youth formation, Ignatian spirituality, and leadership.