Father Nathan Mamo, S.T.L. — Pastor
Fr. Nathan Mamo was ordained in 1978 for the Diocese of Honolulu, Hawaii, where he served for 21 years in various parishes, including as Rector at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu. He studied for the priesthood at St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. He earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) in New Testament Studies at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (JSTB) in 1994. His research was in St. Paul’s idea of decision-making in the Corinthian Church. He departed Hawaii in 1998 and served at three parishes in the Diocese of San Jose before moving to the Diocese of Reno in 2009. He and Sophie have been together since 2010.
Therese Gaikowski — Parish Administrator
My family moved from the East Bay Area of California to Sparks, Nevada in 2001. My background is in Human Resources, but I have been working as an Office Manager for more than 13 years. I managed a veterinary clinic in Sparks for 7½ years and I have been employed in the Diocese of Reno since 2009. I joined the staff of Our Lady of Wisdom in September 2014. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family camping, watching movies, baking, and scrapbooking family memories.
Jaron Bengson — Student Coordinator
Hey! My name is Jaron Bengson and I’m one of the Student Coordinators at Newman! I’m going into my second year at the University of Nevada, majoring in Biotechnology and minoring in Community Health Sciences. You can often find me laughing and smiling with my friends on campus. If you happen to see me, I encourage you to say hi! Can’t wait to meet you!
Nikko Uy — Student Coordinator
Hello! My name is Nikko Uy and I am one of the Newman Student Coordinators. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Chemistry here at the University of Nevada, Reno. When I’m not studying, I enjoy watching Netflix, reading books, and playing both video games and board games. I’m excited to meet everyone this year! Welcome to Newman!
Sophie Mamo – Associate Pastor
My name is Sophie Mamo and I’m the Associate Pastor and all around helper. You can see me at church every Sunday and I go everywhere with Father Nathan. I love toys and I keep myself busy with all sorts of church duties. I am a cancer survivor. I love naps and meeting people. Please stop and say hello on Sunday.