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To apply for a peer ministry position, please contactPaul Girardi.
A vital ingredient in the delivery of many of our programs is the presence of our Peer Ministers. The Peer Ministers are young men and women from the University community who are employed by the Campus Ministry department for the sole purpose of enriching the pastoral care, retreat and service programs on campus. The Peer Ministers seek to reach out to the entire University to offer opportunities to grow in and live their Christian faith more fully. As students re-evaluate their life’s direction, values, and priorities the trained Peer Minister can be an effective witness to the Christian faith by being a positive example of Christian life.
Kaylie Horvat is a 2011 graduate of Meadville Area Senior High School in Meadville, PA. She is a junior Communications major. She enjoys listening to country music, crafts, and hanging out with friends. Kaylie is excited to be returning for her second year as a Peer Minister and first year as a co-coordinator.She looks forward to sharing her faith and helping other students along their own spiritual journeys.
Nick Astle is a sophomore majoring in Religious Studies,History/Political Science, Secondary Education and Philosophy. Coming from Wilkins Township, Pennsylvania, Nick is an alumnus of Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport, PA. Nick is excited for his first year as a Peer Minister, and can't wait to bring his energy and enthusiasm to the entire campus! Nick is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Emerging Leaders and the Honors Program. He plays the piano and trumpet and enjoys reading and hanging out with his friends. Nick's favorite things to do on campus are Firestarters and Sharers of the Word.
Mason Koehle is a sophomore Pre-Pharmacy major who is in his first year as a Peer Minister. He lives in Ashville, PA and graduated from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Ebensburg, PA. He is a First Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the Chemistry Club, and participates in Campus Ministry. His favorite activity on campus is Sharers of the Word. He is excited about being a Peer Minister because he wants to help others grow in their faith and help share the Gospel of the Lord.
Craig Labuskes is a junior Physician Assistant major who is in his second year as a Peer Minister. From North Huntingdon, PA and a graduate of Norwin High School, he is involved with many other organizations on campus,including: the Honors Program, the Deep Friars Ultimate Frisbee team, and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoys sports, reading, and spending time with friends. As a co-coordinator, Craig is looking forward to interacting with the student body and helping to spread the Franciscan values throughout campus
Sarah Polito graduated from Shaler Area High School in 2012 from Pittsburgh, PA. She is a sophomore Occupational Therapy major. This will be Sarah’s first year as peer minister! Sarah likes to read, play sports, sing,and hang out with friends. Her family is also really important to her. She has two younger siblings, a brother and a sister. Sarah is excited to get to know the freshman this year and to help them grow in their faith. As a peer minister, she looks forward to having tons of fun with students and creating many new friendships!
Beth Kopczyk is a Sophomore Early Childhood Education major. She graduated from Indiana Area High School. In regards to family life,she has three siblings and a loving family. In her freshman year of college, Beth was involved in SFU chorus and campus ministries. She also likes to run and spend time with the Lord. She is excited to minister to students and bring them closer to God like the peer ministers did for her during her freshman year.
Christine is the fourth of five girls in the MacMillan family. She has lived in Olney, Maryland her entire life. She is a second year Occupational Therapy major at Saint Francis. Despite growing up in the suburbs she loves the outdoors and farms. Horseback riding and 4-H have been a large part of her extracurricular activities as well as singing, acting, dancing and playing the French horn and guitar. Christine was very blessed to spend last semester studying abroad in Gaming, Austria with Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is very excited to return to Saint Francis University as a member of the Peer Ministry team and is looking forward to meeting the freshmen class and getting to know the rest of her fellow students. She would like to encourage everyone not to be afraid and to be open to receive all the blessings the Lord desires to give them.
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