Director of Campus Ministry
The Wolfington Center for Ministry, Faith, and Service is the home of Campus Ministry and the Office of Mission Programs. Here you will find a welcoming atmosphere to relax, study, meet new friends, and find out more about our Campus Ministry programs.
When classes are in session, we are open Monday through Thursday from 9am-9pm, and Friday 9am-5pm!
Director of Campus Ministry
Campus Minister, Liturgy/Music
Campus Ministry Associate
Associate Director of Campus Ministry
Assistant Director of Mission Programs and Campus Ministry
Campus Minister for APEX
Campus Ministry Associate
Campus Ministry Associate
Saint Joseph's University was founded by the Jesuits — visionary Catholic priests and educators who prioritized social justice, the pursuit of excellence, service to others, and the development of the whole person, or, cura personalis.
The founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius of Loyola, discovered in his own life a way toward greater intimacy with God. Born in 1491, the young Ignatius loved his care-free life in the court of the king. As a soldier, he was wounded in a battle, and while convalescing, Ignatius had a "conversion experience" which resulted in a desire to devote his life to Christ. He later spent nine months living in a cave, learning how to converse with God and how to determine what God's will was for him. The happenings and fruits of that experience Ignatius wrote down and called the "Spiritual Exercises."
His spirituality has been handed down through the centuries and has been an incredibly valuable tool to help countless others grow deeper in prayer and to follow more closely in the footsteps of Christ. Ignatian spirituality invites us to understand that God is present and active in our everyday lives. Rather than withdrawing from the world to find God, we can find God’s sacred presence within our relationships, activities and encounters of daily life. Ignatian spirituality can lead us to a deeper way of praying and can assist in making decisions through the process of discernment while inviting us to use our time and talents toward the service of others.
The Campus Ministry Associate is a full-time, ten-month position which offers a unique opportunity for a person who is interested in gaining experience in the work of college campus ministry. New Associates are hired in the spring to begin the following August, and the position is for one academic year. The Campus Ministry Associates will be responsible for the management and implementation of various programs, including community service and social justice activity, retreats, immersion programs, liturgical ministries and events, and/or small faith-sharing groups. A significant emphasis will be placed on intentional outreach to students. Additionally, those who hold the position will live in in housing provided by the university. Participants in post-graduate service programs are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications for the Campus Ministry Associate Program are generally available beginning in February for the following academic year, and will be accepted on a rolling basis. When available, the position will be listed on the SJU Office of Human Resources website.
Saint Joseph’s University encourages all its students to further their own spiritual growth and religious faith during their formative collegiate careers. Because it is a university in the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, SJU abides by the principles of religious freedom, encouraging individuals and groups to practice their own faith as they so choose. Campus Ministry programs are open to all members of the SJU community and aim to support every individual’s faith journey and spiritual needs. In addition to the traditional Catholic activities, such as mass, reconciliation and other Eucharistic adoration, Campus Ministry coordinates weekend retreats, immersion trips, and weekly community service opportunities—which share principles from many faiths. The campus ministers look forward to getting to know and befriending each of you through the many programs and activities we oversee. We hope that, whatever your faith tradition, you may explore how Campus Ministry might help you to grow as a person of faith.
The Peer Ministry Program, operating within Campus Ministry at a Jesuit and Catholic University, desires to foster the faith development and discerning leadership of Peer Ministers and the students they serve. We hope to invite students of diverse identities, through radical inclusion and hospitality, to know God more intimately; grow more fully into the beloved individuals that God has created them to become; and use their time and energy to share God’s love in the world through service, solidarity and action for social justice toward building God’s reign of justice and peace.
Saint Joseph’s University Campus Ministry Peer Minister Program is designed and offered to prepare students for leadership in ministry. The program includes several distinct positions, each mentored by a full-time Campus Ministry staff member. Campus Ministry Peer Ministers work in collaboration with professional Campus Ministers to support the spiritual, religious, service, and justice offerings to the student body.
Being a Campus Ministry Peer Minister is an important privilege and responsibility. This is a paid position* with specific expectations and job requirements. As part of your formation, you will be required to meet with other peer ministers on an occasional basis for formation and hospitality event planning. These meetings may focus on developing your leadership skills, personal spirituality, knowledge of Ignatian spirituality, and understanding of the mission of university and college Campus Ministry.
Our hope is that you will have a positive and motivating experience of leadership and service in campus ministry which will help to prepare you for full time job positions, continued education, or volunteer opportunities upon graduation. We also hope that through this experience you will come to know your own gifts and strengths and will further develop a relationship with God that gives meaning and purpose to your life.
Nothing is more practical than finding God,
than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.
It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends,
what you read, whom you know, what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.
~Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
*Students who qualify for Federal Work Study funds are asked to utilize these funds for the Peer Minister position. However, Federal Work Study eligibility is not required for the Peer Minister position.
In keeping with Saint Joseph's University policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations, we seek diverse and talented students from a variety of backgrounds; Campus Ministry does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other status protected by law.
Applications for Peer Ministry are available in March for the following academic year.
Leadership at Campus Ministry Events
Training and Formation Sessions
Actively pursue your own spiritual growth
Determine an appropriate plan with your supervisor
Serve as a positive representative Campus Ministry at all times
Actively engage as part of a larger Campus Ministry Team committed to:
Exploring, deepening, and living out Gospel-values in the real world
Working together in a constructive and respectful fashion
Conducting yourself as a positive role model inside and outside of Campus Ministry contexts
Fulfill tasks, commitments, and expectations as set by your supervisor for the specific program for which you are working
Recognize that this is a paid position and as such needs to be prioritized in your schedule
Recognize that this is a significant time commitment. Please ensure you have the time to commit to this position!
I understand the expectations of the Peer Minister role as outlined on this form, and I acknowledge that my presence and participation at the listed events is a required part of my position.
I understand that serving as a Peer Minister requires that I display hospitality and openness inside and outside of Wolfington Hall. I commit to being a welcoming presence to ALL students, and to speaking up when needed to uphold our community values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
I will seek to connect with the Peer Minister community and understand our individual programs as collaborative and interconnected with the mission and identity of SJU.
I will seek personal and spiritual formation, understanding that my growth will benefit the whole.
Unfortunately, there are times when members of our community and their families are affected by the passing of a loved one. We have created a webpage on the Nest, so that you can view all In Memoriam Announcements if and when you choose to do so.
Campus Ministry staff will need to receive the necessary information via this form, and will never disclose the cause of death out of respect for the privacy of the individual and their family. All those providing the information will be asked to certify that they have obtained written permission from the next of kin to share the information with the Saint Joseph’s University campus community. Notices are published for students, faculty and staff and their immediate family members. Please continue to keep all those affected by loss in your thoughts and prayers.
Please note that the links are located in the Nest and will require Saint Joseph’s University single sign-on credentials.