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.
Fernando Cornejo is a Junior at Cabrini University where he majors in Psychology and minors in Philosophy. Fernando is a first-generation college student; at the moment he is unsure of where his future will go but is enjoying the learning experience. Fernando is involved in the AmeriCorps Next Steps program, where he mentors incoming freshmen and does volunteer service around Cabrini. He is also a student leader with Campus Ministry, where he is a Peer Minister. Fernando is a certified van driver and helps out with the “Norristown Loop” where he picks up community workers through the Wolfington Center.
During his time with Campus Ministry, Cornejo has attended the Search Retreat and is planning to lead Search in the spring of 2019. He has also attended many PB&J Nights, where the Cabrini University community goes into Philadelphia and distributes PB&J sandwiches and other snacks to people experiencing homelessness. Fernando has also been on the Adventure retreat, participating with other students in team-building activities at a ropes course. Last year, Fernando attended a mission trip to West Virginia, where he and other Cabrini students helped to repair homes that were damaged by flooding. Fernando plans on being involved with Campus Ministry by taking the opportunity to participate in more mission trips.
Grace Adams is a junior 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 second year as a Resident Assistant. She is involved with the Social Work and Sisters in Christ clubs on campus. In addition, she is embarking upon her second year as a Liturgical Ministry leader and her first year as a Peer Minister.
Grace is thrilled about the opportunity to be a Peer Minister. Campus Ministry has played a highly significant and positive role in her college experience, so she is looking forward to bringing that same joy to her peers at Cabrini. She is anticipating helping current Campus Ministry programs continue to flourish. 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 involvement with Campus Ministry is a phenomenal way to do so.
Aislinn Walsh is a sophomore Digital Communications and Social Media major. She lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and is the oldest of five girls with whom she is very close with. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, biking, exploring new places, and spending time with family and friends. She absolutely loves the summer, the heat, and the beach.
Her involvement with Campus Ministry began in her freshman year with PB & J nights, the SEARCH retreat, the Adventure Retreat, and a mission trip to the Appalachia region of West Virginia. During the trip, they worked on home repairs for the elderly or those who had experienced flood damage. Through this, she began to understand what it really means to be “the hands and feet of Christ.” It was an incredible feeling to know that she did something so purposeful with her spring break. Her experience in Appalachia led her to continue her involvement with Campus Ministry. She is looking forward to being a SEARCH leader for the Spring. In addition to Campus Ministry, Aislinn is involved with the Food Recovery Network and Catholic Relief Services and also serves as a classroom coach for COM 101: Intro to Communications. She also served as an Orientation Leader for the incoming freshman class. This is her first year as a Peer Minister. She decided to become a Peer Minister because she loves the community she has found here and is looking forward to sharing her faith with others.