Working with women and men who were incarcerated and afflicted with serious mental illness transformed how Luke Hansen saw the world and what he wanted to do with his life. So he joined the Jesuits. As a Jesuit he continued working with prisoners: children as young as 13 in Chicago, Muslim men in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and women in a federal prison in California. He also lived and worked in an indigenous community for two years and later served as an associate editor of the Jesuit journal America, reporting from the Vatican, Honduras, El Salvador and Guantánamo Bay. Now a Jesuit priest, Luke is a student at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and a contributing editor for La Civiltà Cattolica. His work with women in prison and extensive collaboration with women in ministry have given Luke a strong sense of the importance and urgency of recognising and empowering women’s gifts for leadership and ministry in the Church.