Meet the Library Team

Director of Libraries

Dr. Victoria Luka Brennan

Ph.D. in Eastern Christian Studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome
Vatican School of Library Sciences diploma.

Phone: 805 482 2755

Dr. Victoria Brennan began her work at the seminary in July 2017. In the past, she has taught at the Ukrainian Catholic University. Her special interest lies in Byzantine iconography.

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 acquisitions, copy cataloging and serials management. She graduated from Ventura Community College with an A.S. in Early Childhood Education. She taught and directed preschool programs in Ventura County and volunteered at school libraries which eventually led her to a career in libraries. 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.