Meet the Library Team

Library Assistants

Mary Ann Navarro

A.S., Ventura Community College

Phone: 805 482 2755 x.1081

Mary Ann Navarro has been employed at St. John’s Seminary since 1997. Her primary responsibilities are copy-cataloging, serials, processing new acquisitions and supervising student workers. She graduated from Ventura Community College with an A.S. in Early Childhood Education. She taught and directed preschool programs in Ventura County. Her library volunteer work eventually led her to a career in libraries and she has been in the field now for more than 20 years. She has some Spanish speaking and writing skills and background in Spanish cataloging. Her interests are gardening, Interior decorating and Latin dancing.

Peter Laurence

BA, UC Santa Barbara
MS, Northwestern University

Phone: 805-482-2755 x 1078

Peter Laurence started work at the seminary in December, 2011. He is responsible for interlibrary loans and course reserves. Peter is an experienced teacher and translator (Spanish-English). He is also familiar with Portuguese, French, and Dutch. He has done volunteer work with the Missionaries of Charity in Tijuana. Among his many interests are cycling and cake decorating.