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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.
Angela Taylor is a junior majoring in Occupational Therapy. She is a 2012 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School in Bellwood, PA. In her free time, she and enjoys reading, playing guitar and piano, and spending time outside. Angela is involved in SFU Singers and Occupational Therapy Organization on campus, and this is her first year as a Peer Minister. She is excited to get to know more students, make friends, and help others grow in faith throughout the year!
Dakota (Kody) Hartlaub is a 2013 graduate of Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown, Pennsylvania. He is a sophomore Exercise Physiology major with a minor in medical Spanish. Kody is an avid sports fan, especially with the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. He enjoys running, playing baseball, and hanging out with friends. He is actively involved with the Exercise Physiology Organization (EXPO), the Knights of Columbus, and the Club Baseball team. In his first year as a Peer Minister, Kody is excited to help others grow in their faith as well as make many new friendships.
Erin Koehle is a sophomore Occupational Therapy major with minors in Psychology and Education. She graduated from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Ebensburg, PA and lives in Ashville, PA. She enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, being outside, and spending time with her family and friends. She has five siblings, four brothers and one sister. This will be Erin’s first year as a Peer Minister and she is looking forward to getting to know the freshmen and helping them to grow in their faith and help them to see what God has in store for them.
Kaitlyn Murphy is a 2013 graduate of Oakland Mills High School, in Columbia, MD. She is a sophomore Marine Biology major. She is very involved around campus, being part of the Honors Program, involved in SCUBA Club, Emerging Leaders, School Senate, and various groups with Campus Ministry. In her free time, she loves to read, craft, spend time outside (especially in the water), and spend time with family and friends. This will be Kaitlyn’s first year as a Peer Minister. Kaitlyn is excited to be able to work with incoming freshmen, and help them grow in their faith, just as Peer Ministers did for her during her freshman year.
Kaylie Horvat is a 2011 graduate of Meadville Area Senior High School in Meadville, PA. She is a senior Strategic Communications major. She enjoys listening to country music, photography, and hanging out with family and friends. Kaylie is excited to be returning for her third year as a Peer Minister and second year as a co-coordinator. She looks forward to sharing her faith and helping other students along their own spiritual journeys!
Michaela Hicks is a sophomore majoring in Physician Assistant Sciences and this will be her first year as a Peer Minister. She is originally from Annapolis, Maryland and is really enjoying the climate change in moving to Saint Francis University. Her hobbies include running, eating chocolate, and laughing with friends. As a Peer Minister, she is so incredibly excited to meet new people, form friendships and share in the faith!
Nick Astle is a junior with majors in Religious Studies-Philosophy, History and Secondary Education. He hopes to one day teach history or religion at the high school or college level. Nick is an alumnus of Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and is a native of Wilkins Township. Nick is excited to be returning for his second year as a Peer Minister, and can't wait for all the fun programs this year will bring! He is active within the Knights of Columbus, is a member of the Honors Program, and enjoys watching TV, hanging out with friends and playing video games.
Sarah Polito graduated from Shaler Area High School in 2012 from Pittsburgh, PA. She is a junior Occupational Therapy major. This will be Sarah’s second year as Peer Minister and first year as a co-coordinator! 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!
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