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
Associate Director of Campus Ministry
Assistant Director of Mission Programs and Campus Ministry
Campus Minister for APEX
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.
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.
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!
PEER MINISTER APPLICATIONS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2024 FOR THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC YEAR.
FOR REFERENCE, A DESCRIPTION OF CURRENT PEER MINISTRY POSITIONS IS BELOW.
Peer Ministry Positions for 2023-24