Peer Ministry and Leadership
Campus Ministry relies on student involvement and leadership in order to facilitate its various programs in faith, justice, and service.
Student leaders are trained each year, learning skills that prove valuable beyond their work in Campus Ministry.
Campus Ministry depends on the excitement of student leaders to bring their passion and experience to all of its programs.
All of our retreats and the Project Appalachia immersion experience are coordinated and led by past participants.
Students are invited to bring their own ideas and talents to all of our programs. We welcome suggestions and ideas from Cabrini students to bring their faith into action.
Each year, Campus Ministry invites students to apply for existing leadership positions or to suggest new programming and leadership positions.
Peer Ministers at Cabrini hold the highest level of responsibility out of all leadership positions within the Campus Ministry Office.
Peer Ministers are expected to act as overall programming leaders and coordinators for the office of Campus Ministry in relation to faith, advocacy, and outreach programming.
The Peer Minister’s main goal is to foster programming in light of the Cabrini Mission and core values. This paid position calls for Peer Ministers to act as leaders in campus liturgical life and retreat leaders or resource managers.
Peer Ministers are responsible for coordinating student faith sharing experiences, teaching peer immersion travelers about relevant issues of social justice, and assisting in development and coordination of Campus Ministry programming.
- Students interested in applying for one of these positions should email Fr. Carl Janciki, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Adams is a senior at Cabrini University. She is majoring in Social Work and is also a member of the Honors Program. This upcoming academic year will mark her third year as a Resident Assistant. She is involved with the Social Work Club on campus and will serve as its Treasurer this year. In addition, she is embarking upon her second year as a Liturgical Ministry leader and her second year as a Peer Minister. Grace will also be a leader for the Search Retreat in the spring!
Grace is thrilled about continuing her time as a Peer Minister. Campus Ministry has played an incredible role in her college experience, so she is looking forward to sharing what the department has to offer with her peers at Cabrini. She is anticipating helping current Campus Ministry programs continue to grow and improve. Grace also hopes to collaborate with her fellow Peer Ministers in order to bring new events into Campus Ministry. Overall, she aims to share the love of God with others through her thoughts, words, and actions and believes that being involved with Campus Ministry is a phenomenal way to do so.
Melissa Bratun is a junior at Cabrini University. She is a Business Management major and plans on minoring in marketing or Human Resources. In her free time, she likes to shop, sew, and read. She is an only child, loves summer, is vegetarian, and her favorite color is mint green. One day she would love to own a fashion or interior design company that promotes outreach within the community.
Last May, Melissa received her First Holy Communion and the sacrament of Confirmation here at Cabrini with the help of Father Carl and four RCIA mentors. This has allowed her to become fully involved in the Catholic community at Cabrini. Soon after receiving her sacraments, she decided to become a Peer Minister and is excited to continue sharing her faith and love for God as a newly confirmed member of the Church. Melissa has participated in Campus Ministry’s Rostro de Cristo Mission Trip as well as PB & J Night.
Evarlyne Ndeti is a candidate with the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and she is from Kenya. She is a junior majoring in Social Work and minoring in Psychology. She is a member of Catholic Relief Services, secretary of the Intercultural Student Organization, and for the past two years, she has been an Orientation Leader. Evarlyne is very involved with Campus Ministry and is a member of the church choir. She also sings with Cabrini’s student chorus.
In her first year as a Peer Minister and a Search leader, she is looking forward to spreading the love of Christ on campus. As a candidate with the MSCs, Evarlyne hopes to know more about God while following the footsteps of Mother Cabrini as a servant of others.