Welcome from the Deans
The House of Mercy was founded in 2016 — the Year of Mercy. We are inspired by the Sisters of Mercy, who work resolutely for five interconnected “critical concerns” focused on non-violence, immigration, women, care of the earth, and racism. We seek to address these concerns through prayer, service projects, education, attention to personal and institutional choices, and advocacy.
In the House of Mercy, we know we are all the same in God’s eyes, and we should share that view and strive for equality. Along with the Sisters of Mercy, we also are aware that we are charged to be good stewards of our planet. By service to others, in words and deeds, we seek to change the world.
Within our house are six family rooms, led by Lindsay Herrmann, Allie (Walsh) Spurling '08, Andy Seyfang, Kevin Kates '87, Tara Ashworth, Mary Ollier, Chris Pennington, Chris Sorrell '83, and Liz Terry. These Carroll faculty and staff members are dedicated to mentoring the young people of the House of Mercy. Among them are alumni, parents, educators, counselors, athletes, and artists. We are blessed to work alongside them to develop the young people in our house to leaders of tomorrow.