Resume

WORK EXPERIENCE

Catholic Chaplain for Holy Cross Services/ Kairos                                                                        for Lansing, Mt. Morris and Saginaw.

Director of Campus Ministry, Michigan State University 2013-2015

St. John Church and Student Center, East Lansing, MI

  • 8 Yearly student retreats: Fall, Leadership, Women’s, Men’s, Busy Students [one-on-one] Unbound, Spring, Freshman Escape
  • Counseled students and parishioners 2013-2015
  • Campus Outreach: Respect for life, MSU Professor brunch, Graduation brunch 2013-2015
  • Campus Ministry Fund Raiser-Dinner Dance, February 2014-2015
  • University Student Dances: Winter and Spring 2013-2015
  • Special Event: Student Mentor program “Adopt a Student” 2015
  • Mission Outreach: “Advent Giving Tree” 2013-2015,“Advent House”, twice a month 2015

Accomplishments:

  • Published “Whispers from the Spirit”, student’s spiritual journey, New Priory Press, proceeds going to Campus Ministry, 2015
  • Women’s student group, “Theotokos” [Christ Bearer] grew from 15 to 94 women 2013-2015
  • Created a coffee shop “Joshua Java” for students and parishioners, 2013
  • Funding Campus Ministry: Dinner Dance increased in attendance and income 150%. In 2015; 378 attending, $49,000.
  • Facility Improvement [8 rooms]: Student Lounge, Women’s Lounge, Brides room,
    Grooms Room, Grad and Young Professional, Centering Prayer room, Nursery, Intern office, 2013-2015

Campus Minister, University of Michigan 2005-2012

St. Mary Student Parish, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Retreats: Freshman Gathering, Fall, Women’s, Men’s, Busy Students [one-on-one], Spring
  • Counseled students and parishioners
  • Confirmation Preparation, 8 Month program
  • Weekly Newman Student Gatherings
  • Trained Eucharistic Ministers

Accomplishments:

  • Created Women’s Appreciation Tea
  • Decorated the Student Lounge
  • Created a series of Four Craft shows for JTV, Jackson, MI

First Co-Director of Joshua Foundation, Altamont, NY 1995-2004

Joshua Foundation: Founder, Fr. Joseph F. Girzone, authored 32 books

  • Managed two retreat houses – Altamont, New York and Lothian, Maryland
  • Organized local, national, and international retreats for Fr. Joseph Girzone
  • Organized student exchange program in China: Guilin, Guangzhou
  • Mission work, India, with Washington DC delegation
  • Participated at the National Prayer Breakfast, US senators and representatives, International representatives, Washington D.C.

 Accomplishments:

  • Expanded Joshua Foundation ministry internationally
  • Published “Colors of the Spirit” and “A Golfers Day with the Master”, Doubleday
  • Initiated women’s retreats nationwide
  • Developed retreat materials: booklets, power points and unique retreat items
  • Established a series of four Lenten videotape television programs, Fr. Tom Hartman’s Faith Series, Diocese of Rockville Center, NY
  • Featured in DVD prayer documentary entitled “Connecting with God”, Oblate Media
  • Furnished and decorated retreat home Lothian, Maryland,
  • Refurbished Joshua retreat home in Altamont, NY

Campus Minister, Western Michigan University 1982-1995

St. Thomas More Student Parish, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Retreats: Fall, Spring, Freshman Gathering, Colorado Retreat
  • Liturgist for the student parish – 6 weekend Masses
  • Trained Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors
  • Counseled students and parishioners
  • Weekly Newman Student Gathering: prayer study and discussion
  • 8 Alternative Spring Breaks [ASB] –Mission work Kentucky, Tennessee and Appalachia

Accomplishments:

Created The Rainbow Gift Shop, homemade crafts sold, proceeds earmarked for Mission work, Raised $10,000 to $20,000 each year. 1983-1995

 

Junior High Teacher, Liturgist 1978-1982

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Chesaning, MI

Junior High Teacher, Liturgist, Cheerleading Coach 1972-1978

Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, MI

Junior High Teacher 1970-1971

Principal 1971

Immaculate Conception, St. Charles, MI

 

EDUCATION

Masters in Pastoral Studies, Loyola University, Chicago, IL 1983-1985

Masters of Arts, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 1977-1980

Bachelors In Education, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI 1965-1970

Further Education:

CTU (Catholic Theological Union) in Chicago, IL., Scripture

Notre Dame’s summer studies program on Liturgy, Counseling, and Scripture

St. Norbert’s in Wisconsin, Scripture and Liturgy

Central Michigan University, Secondary education, Sociology

 

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Mary Catholic Radio,” Austin Texas, Fr. Jim Evans, 30 minute interview 2015

“Good News” card game, St. Mary’s Press 2008

Scripted a DVD, “Connection with God”, Oblate Media 2002

Lenten Series for TV in Rockville Center in New York 1998-1999

Instructor, Chautauqua Institution, New York, summer 2006-2007

Meeting with Communist Officials in China – Set up an exchange program for the University in New York 1998

Speaker, Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Los Angeles, CA. 1997 – 1998

Co-Director Campus Ministry School, “Frank J. Lewis” for the American Bishops in Boston and MI, 1993-1995

Speaker, National Symposium: Catholic Bishops and Campus Ministers, Washington DC, 1995

Mission work Chimbote, Peru, 1991

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