SSM Families: The Inmans

December 12, 2016


“Julie loves to visit the dorms and she sometimes helps daddy bake cookies for the dorm boys while he’s on weekend duty.”

- Leah Inman


In 2008, Matt and Leah Inman’s lives intersected in Faribault and little did they know then that fate would keep them firmly planted in Faribault. Matt arrived at SSM to teach in the science department, coach, and serve as a dorm parent – the classic “triple threat.” Leah landed in Faribault as a naturalist at nearby River Bend Nature Center. It is ironic that they met online in small-town Faribault. But, that is exactly what happened. Their first date was a hike at River Bend. They soon fell in love, and fortunately for SSM, decided to stay and build their life together here. Leah joined the science faculty full-time in 2013. They both had previously earned masters degrees in Physics (Matt) and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (Leah).

Marriage bells rang on December 30, 2011 from the Chapel of the Good Shepherd when Matt and Leah were married by Fr. Doyle and Rev. Eva Cavaleri. Julie arrived on July 4, 2014, and they are expecting another child in late April of 2017.

The Inmans are All In at SSM. Matt is Director of Residential Life, Head Dorm Parent in Whipple (where they also live), and teaching AP Chemistry and Calculus. Leah teaches Earth Science, Biology, and AP Biology in our science department, works with the [email protected] program, and is a dorm parent in The Rectory. 

The best part of life at SSM? Living in the dorm, says Leah. “Julie loves to visit the dorms and she sometimes helps daddy bake cookies for the dorm boys while he’s on weekend duty. She gets upset if Matt goes on his rounds in the dorm without taking her with him.” For Matt, the best part about life at SSM is the community of people who surround their family. “Having a small child, it is great to have a group of other children for Julie to play with. It is also nice to know that she has many people looking out for her on campus. “

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