Sean Carroll, S.J. was born in South Weymouth, Massachusetts on June 24, 1966 but spent most of his childhood in Southern California. In 1988, he graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in history and he entered the California Province of the Society of Jesus in 1989. Sean was ordained a priest on May 27, 2000, and served for four years as associate pastor at St. Patrick’s Church in Oakland, CA. In 2004, he moved to Los Angeles, where he became associate pastor at Dolores Mission Church. Two years later, while continuing to work at Dolores Mission, he began to serve as the pastoral ministries assistant for the California Province of the Society of Jesus. As part of this ministry, he assisted with the exploratory phase of a new migrant ministry in Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico.
These efforts led to the inauguration of the Kino Border Initiative (KBI): A Catholic, bi-national, collaborative effort that focuses on humanitarian assistance, education, research and social-pastoral outreach in the area of migration. Since January 2009, he has been executive director of the KBI in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco and on the Board of Southern Arizona Interfaith.