Benson Theatre
6058 Maple Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68104

Fr. Jake Martin, SJ is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Creighton University. Prior to coming to Creighton, Fr. Jake was completing his PhD in Film Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. He has been a contributing writer on film and television for America Magazine since 2009 and has written for numerous other publications including Huffington Post, Busted Halo, and American Catholic Studies. His book What’s So Funny About Faith: A Memoir from the Intersection of the Hilarious and Holy was published by Loyola Press in 2012. Jake is also an actor and improvisational comedian whose solo show Learning to Pray in Front of the Television was an official selection for the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Jake has also performed at numerous venues in Chicago and New York.

The show will be co-hosted by Br. Pat Douglas, SJ. Br. Pat lives in Omaha and is the provincial assistant for vocations and a competitive weightlifter. For information on Jesuit vocations, visit

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There are many parking options available near the theater. Visit the Benson Theatre website for specific options.

Covid Policy
The Benson Theatre requires all attendees to show proof of vaccination and to wear a face mask at all times except when actively eating or drinking. For more information on the theater’s policy, click here.



Jesuit Partnership Council of Omaha

Nicholas Wilwerding, Bridges Trust Chair
Michael Addy, Great Plains Communications
James Ambrose II, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Dr. Taryn Chesire, Pacific Springs Dental
Dede Crowley, Midwest Province of Jesuits Ex-officio
Victoria Dietz, Amazon Web Services
Br. Patrick Douglas, SJ, Midwest Province of Jesuits
Robert Grennan, Kutak Rock
Joan Grinbergs, Medline Industries
Patrick Lazure,
Aksarben Foods
Gregory Lickteig,
Lickteig Farm Enterprises 
Brandon Mason
, Bank of the West
Martin McCaslin, Security Partner Alliances
Cole Miller, Red One Insurance
Nicholas Nalbach, Huddleston/Blair Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley
Thomas Nussrallah, E&A Consulting 
Michael Potthoff, Collier International
Mary Cate Raynor, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Richelle Simmons, T. Rowe Price
Dr. Terrence Slattery, CHI Health
Lisa Wellendorf, Community Volunteer
Andrew Witt, Dundee Bank


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