Peer and Residential Ministry
Our Residential Ministry and Peer Ministry programs connect live-in campus ministers, chaplains, and student volunteer leaders with residential students to support you and connect you with one another.
Campus Ministers work closely with Residential Life professional and student staff and leadership to provide programs that help enhance your Fordham experience and create communities of responsibility open to spiritual growth and social action.
Many of the residence halls have Catholic Mass offered weekly, biweekly, or monthly. The schedule will vary so check with your Priest-in-Residence. We also welcome the opportunity to offer prayer services and interfaith worship. Contact your resident minister or liaison to discuss these opportunities further.
Campus Ministers and Chaplains live in residence halls to support students, partner with the residential life staff, foster spiritual growth, provide counsel and conversation, and build community. We also have Campus Ministers who serve as liaisons to communities who do not have a live-in minister. Meet our Resident Ministers, Chaplains, and Campus Ministry liaisons through the drop-down tabs below.
Resident Ministers & Chaplains-in-Residence
Fr. Vin DeCola, S.J., [email protected]
Fr. Mark Burke, S.J., [email protected]
Erin Hoffman, [email protected]
Fr. Daniel Mutale, S.J., [email protected]
Fr. Damian O’Connell, S.J., [email protected]
Fr. Mick McCarthy, S.J., [email protected]
Fr. Lito Salazar, S.J., [email protected]
Martyrs' Court LaLande/Goupil:
Fr. Mark Zittle, O.Carm., [email protected]
Martyrs' Court Jogues:
Katie Anderson Kuo, [email protected]
Fr. Jack Cunningham, S.J.
John Gownley, [email protected]
Stephanie Roddy, [email protected]
Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., [email protected]
Roxanne De La Torre, [email protected]
Fr. Patrick Ryan, S.J., [email protected]
Campus Minister/Residence Hall Liaisons
If your building does not have a resident minister or chaplain, they do have a Campus Ministry liaison you can contact for support, programming, community building, or other partnership:
- Alumni Court South -- Stephanie Roddy, [email protected]
- Belmont Community Housing -- Fr. Mark Zittle, O.Carm., [email protected]
- Faber -- Fr. Lito Salazar, S.J., [email protected]
- Finlay -- Robert Minotti, [email protected]
- Loschert -- Carol Gibney, [email protected]
- O'Hare -- John Gownley, [email protected] & Stephanie Roddy, [email protected]
- Salice-Conley -- Katie Anderson Kuo, [email protected]
- Walsh -- Joan Cavanagh, [email protected]
Our student peer ministers are leaders within the community who volunteer their time to provide additional opportunities to connect peers with one another and Fordham’s mission of service, spirituality, and social justice. Our Peer Ministers facilitate small communities called GroupChats on a variety of themes (i.e. Women’s, Social Justice, First-Year & Transfer Students, etc.) and also offer programs such as Meditation and Movement, presence hours for drop-in conversation, service and justice projects, and much more! If you are interested in learning about Peer Ministry programs or joining a GroupChat community, please contact [email protected]. If you’d like to learn more about serving as a Peer Minister, contact Erin Hoffman ([email protected]). We seek to represent all the faiths and spiritual backgrounds of our Fordham Ramily!
Here is a sampling of some of the programs CM and Res Life have put together:
- Ignatian Yoga
- Daily Examen of Consciousness
- Ecological Examen @ NY Botanical Gardens & NY Central Park
- The 'Talk': Body, Sexuality & Holiness
- Growing in Faith, Walking on Water
- Dreams & Spirituality
- Discernment: Making Adult Decisions
- Volunteer Service Projects
- St. Ignatius’s Birthday Party
- Conversation series on social justice topics (i.e MeToo movement, etc.)
- Guided Meditations
- Wellness and Self Care Programs
- ...and many more!
If you have an idea you’d like to partner with Campus Ministry to bring to life in the residence halls, please contact your building liaison. Commuter students can contact Gil Severiano, [email protected].
Many of the residence halls have Catholic Mass offered weekly, biweekly, or monthly. The schedule will vary so check with your Priest-in-Residence.
Loyola Hall: Ignatius Chapel - Fr. Lito Salazar, S.J.
Martyrs’ Court: Martyrs of North America Chapel - Fr. Mark Zittle, O.Carm.
O'Hare Hall: St. Kateri Tekakwitha Chapel - Fr. Jack Cunningham, S.J.
Queen's Court: Queen of All Saints Chapel - Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J.
Walsh Hall: Apartment W-201- Fr. Patrick Ryan, S.J.
McKeon and McMahon: Contact Erin Hoffman ([email protected]) who will connect you with available priests.
Note: All other Residence Halls at Rose Hill and at Lincoln Center may request occasional or regular liturgies. Please contact Campus Ministry if you’d like to setup a Mass, Prayer Service, or Interfaith Worship. ([email protected], [email protected])