Our Staff

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 in office management for 17 years. I managed a veterinary clinic in Sparks for 7 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.





Abby Gaikowski — Student Coordinator

  My name is Abby and I’m one of the Student Coordinators here at the Newman Center.  I’m going into my Junior year as a Human Development and Family Studies major, with a minor in Addiction Treatment Services.  Outside of Newman, I’m either working or I’m home watching Netflix and drinking copious amounts of coffee.  If you see me around, feel free to say hi.  I look forward to meeting you all!

Jesus Rodriguez — Student Coordinator

Hello! My name is Jesus Rodriguez and I am one of the student coordinators at the Newman Center. I am currently a Sophomore majoring in Philosophy with an emphasis in Ethics, Law and Politics. I am from Elko, Nevada and love my hometown.  My passions include online shopping, Calvin Klein, and flossing my teeth (my teeth are my biggest accomplishment – never even had braces).  I love making friends so please do not be a stranger, approach me and introduce yourself!


Ben Uy — Student Coordinator

Hi my name is Ben.  I’m a 2nd year Biology major who loves animals and plays the trumpet.

Nikko Uy — Student Coordinator

Hi!  My name is Nikko, and I’m one of the Student Coordinators here at the Newman Center.  I am currently majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Cultural Anthropology.  You can usually find me watching Netflix, reading a book, or hanging out at the Newman Center.  Also, I am always down to get coffee!  Looking forward to meeting everyone this year!

Haylee Wieczorek — Student Coordinator

  Hey! My name is Haylee, and I am a part of the Student Coordinator team at Newman. I am a senior geology student at UNR and am loving every part of it! You’re probably wondering why, well, it’s because…you know…geology rocks!  When I’m not busy with schoolwork, you can catch me at a concert, camping, or doing arts & crafts.  Be sure to say hi if you see me around campus.  I am looking forward to this year, but not as much as I am looking forward to getting to know everyone!  See you around!

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 love naps and meeting people.  Please stop and say hello on Sunday.