Mary J. Novak, J.D., M.A.P.S., has as served across the U.S. and abroad as an attorney, educator, peacebuilder, spiritual and retreat director as well as chaplain.  Prior to moving into full-time ministry, Mary practiced and taught law for over ten years in California during which time she was part of a team of lawyers representing a man on the largest death row in the United States.  Mary has served organizations in their development for mission for decades and holds an M.A. in Pastoral Studies from the Washington Theological Union, a J.D. from Santa Clara University Law School and a B.S. in Management from San Diego State University.  She has done advanced study in spirituality and peacebuilding/restorative justice. Mary currently serves as Associate Director for Ignatian Formation at Georgetown University Law Center.