Our Mission

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest engages women and men in a transforming experience of full-time volunteer service.  Jesuit Volunteers work for a year or more in solidarity with persons living on the margins of society and with vulnerable places in the Pacific Northwest.  Rooted for over fifty years in the Jesuit Catholic tradition emphasizing spiritual openness and depth, Jesuit Volunteers in the Northwest examine and act on the causes of social and environmental injustice to promote peace and structural change.  Jesuit Volunteers live in communities that commit to simple living embodying a healing and sustainable presence on the Earth.


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5 05 2011
Tom Woodruff

My wife of 41 years, Elaine Borron Woodruff, died from cancer last November. She taught at Munroe High School in about 1966. The text of her obituary follows. She stayed in touch with the Alaska folks, especially Lou Killion who got to visit her here in Colorado near the end of her life.

Kathryn Elaine Woodruff of Golden, formerly of Boulder, Professor of English at Colorado Christian University, died on Nov. 22, 2010. She was born Oct. 12, 1940, in Ft. Stockton, TX, to Catherine and Arthur Borron and grew up on a farm near Imperial, TX. Elaine Graduated from Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio. She taught high school in Owensboro, KY, Fruita, CO, and Fairbanks, AK. She earned her MFA from the University of Alaska and then taught at the University of Colorado, the Economics Institute, and Regis University. She received her PhD from the University of Denver. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Woodruff, sons Robert (Karla) and David and grandson, Carlos. A memorial service will take place at Calvary Episcopal Church in Golden at 2:00 PM, Dec. 10.

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