Erik Mertens is the alumni faith formation coordinator at Gonzaga University. As an alumnus of Gonzaga, he is passionate about furthering the spiritual formation of his fellow Jesuit-educated alumni. Years of working in ministry and Catholic education, along with being in a Christian rock band for eight years, have led him to his current position at GU.
He oversees efforts to reach Gonzaga graduates wherever they live and provide the support they need to continue growing in their faith. He serves as the liaison between Gonzaga's office of mission and alumni relations department and works directly with St. Aloysius Church's young adult group.