Jesuit Candidates

Three candidates for the Society of Jesus are serving at Canisius High School for the 2020-2021 school year while they continue their discernment.

Mr. Pete Lehman is from Hershey, Pennsylvania. Most recently, he graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Data Science. He has worked with the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service throughout college as a data analyst and statistician. Mr. Lehman is an Eagle Scout and has enjoyed working at several camps in various parts of Pennsylvania. He was accepted to work as a climbing instructor for the 2020 summer season at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico, but due to the pandemic, he has spent his summer playing banjo and clarinet at home. Mr. Lehman is the youngest of three siblings, an older brother and sister. His brother works for a nuclear power plant in New Jersey and his sister is an elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Steven McCrorey comes from a Catholic family, one of seven children. His parents were both Army officers. As such he grew up in Maryland, Texas, California, North Carolina, and graduated high school in Wisconsin (2007). During high school, he participated in soccer, Boy Scouts, Tae Kwon Do, Forensics (oratory), and Certamen (Latin Jeopardy). After high school, Mr. McCrorey was an exchange student to Brazil through Rotary International. He then attended the United States Military Academy at West Point; As a Cadet, Mr. McCrorey double majored in Portuguese and Chinese in addition to joining every eccentric club. Graduating in 2013 as a Second Lieutenant, Mr. McCrorey commissioned in the Army and was stationed in Missouri followed by South Korea, New York (Fort Drum), and Kuwait.

While in command of a company, Mr. McCrorey had a sudden experience of God. This experience led him to discard all his plans and contact the Society of Jesus.

Mr. McCrorey left the Army as a Captain on June 1, 2020 to begin a year of discernment with the Jesuits. Mr. McCrorey looks forward to serving Canisius to the best of his ability; while he and the Society of Jesus discern God's Will for his life.

He enjoys prayer, reading, languages, travel, the outdoors, and trying new things.

Mr. Luke Olsen was born and raised in western Washington state. He studied theology, French, and peace studies as an undergraduate at Whitworth University and abroad at the University of Oxford. As a graduate student Luke studied ethics and theology at Duke Divinity School. Luke is a triplet (!) whose sister is an ICU nurse in Seattle and whose brother is a high school history teacher. Luke played soccer in high school, rowed (club) and ran in college, and enjoys backpacking and hiking today. Between undergrad and grad school Luke worked at a ministry for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a graduate student, he lived in intentional community with people of different abilities. At Canisius, Luke teaches Religion 11, is an associate member of Campion House, and serves with the Campus Ministry team. He is grateful to the East Coast Province Jesuits for their support and is excited to be a part of the life and community at Canisius.