Director of Campus Ministry
John’s tenure as the Director of Campus Ministry at JCU began in August of 2003. Prior to his time here, he served as the Director of the Newman Catholic Student Center at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, Illinois, and the Diocesan Director of Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois. He received an M.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, with a concentration in Scripture, and has been a full-time lay minister in the Catholic Church since 1981. His background includes both large metropolitan and more intimate campus ministry institutions, as well as Catholic, state, and private settings. He’s been both a “lone ranger” in campus ministry as well as an administrator, directing a staff of eight professionals and six student interns. His opportunities in Campus Ministry have taken him from the classroom to the mountains of Haiti and the cliffs of the Appalachian Trail.
John places great value on his vocation as a lay minister, and, specifically, in his focus on ministry to and with higher education. He is a proponent of ministry to the institution — which includes students, faculty, administrators, and staff. His preferred style is one of collaboration in team ministry. He is an avid reader and strongly believes in constant and continuing education in one’s field of expertise. His specialized focus in ministry is in the areas of hospitality, pastoral ministry, education, and scripture. John is married to Christine, and together, they have three children: Erica, Matthew, and Sarah.
Associate Director & Coordinator of Liturgy
Gail started at JCU in August 2004 and has primary responsibility for coordinating all liturgies at JCU. She is excited about working with the large number of presiders who make themselves available to the JCU community and the many student leaders and liturgical ministers who serve the community at Mass.
Gail is a certified pastoral minister in the Diocese of Cleveland and received a Masters in Ministry from Ursuline College. She has worked for the Diocese of Cleveland Pastoral Planning Office and as a pastoral minister. Originally from New Jersey, Gail and her two daughters, Abby and Rachel, enjoy living in Chardon, the center of the snowbelt area of Northeast Ohio.
Sue Grazia serves as the Administrative Assistant for Campus Ministry. She is responsible for managing the office and administrative duties. She loves the interaction she has with students as well as being part of the JCU community once again. Sue has been with JCU in an administrative role since 2010, but has been a part of JCU since 1983. Sue graduated from JCU in 1987 with her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and went on to receive a Master of Education from CSU in 1992. Her plan was to hopefully return to JCU in an administrative/staff capacity. Sue lives in Kirtland with her husband John, who is also a JCU graduate, and has four children, Emily, Hannah, Mathew, and Joey.
Anne McGinness Campus Minister: Assistant Director; Small Faith Communities and Immersions
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Anne graduated from the University of Notre Dame with her Ph.D. in Latin American History. She completed an M.A. in Theology from Boston College with a focus on Church History and her B.A. in Theology with a focus on World Religions and Peace, Justice and Human Rights. She worked in Bolivia for a year at the rural branch of the Catholic University of Bolivia, recognized by the United Nations as one of the most successful institutions in the world for eradicating poverty. She strives to live by St. Ignatius’ assertion that our lives are not our own. Anne has been dedicated to Ignatian spirituality since her time at Boston College where the weekly prayer groups with the Jesuits instilled in her a passion to share her faith journey in community with others. She was very influenced by her campus ministry experiences at BC that included three immersion trips to El Salvador and one to the Navajo Nation. These trips inspired her to pursue graduate studies in Latin American History. She also studied the history of the Jesuits in Rome in the Jesuit Archives and the Vatican Secret Archives. Along with her studies, Anne’s interest in Eastern religions and meditation also have enriched her prayer life.
Anne believes in living a balanced lifestyle, which includes laughing often, taking time to eat well, exercising, and spending time with loved ones. She enjoys soccer, going for daily walks or runs, working in her garden, cooking, and sharing travel and sporting adventures with her husband, Scott and their three kids. They love to bike, cross-country ski, Rollerblade, snorkel, and kayak.
Julie Myers Campus Minister: Assistant Director; Retreats, Immersions & Social Justice initiatives Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 216-397-4709
Julie is an alumna of John Carroll University and is grateful to return and be part of the campus ministry department. After graduating in 2009, Julie moved to Colombia, South America for three years to do human rights accompaniment work with rural communities through the Christian Peacemaker Teams. She learned a lot about nonviolent resistance movements and was constantly inspired by the way God works through the marginalized. She then went on to pursue her master’s degree at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago where she studied with a wonderfully diverse group of students. Julie and her husband Chris live in the Cleveland Catholic Worker community on the Near West Side. They do hospitality, meals, and relationship building with people from all walks of life. Come visit!
Resident Minister – Pacelli Hall Email: email@example.com Phone: 216-397-2278 Lakeyia Bell is from East Cleveland, OH and graduated from Thomas Edison State University with her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies: Psychology and Sociology concentration in 2016. After serving in New York City and Nashville for the past two years, Lakeyia has returned back home to serve the people of Cleveland and the surrounding areas. This past year, Lakeyia served as an AmeriCorps College Advisor through College Now of Greater Cleveland at her high school alma mater, Collinwood High School. Lakeyia has served as a 5th grade program director and assistant youth director for Preston Taylor Ministries in Nashville, TN. Her time ministering to her former students, have really shaped God’s calling for her to serve the students at John Carroll University.In her spare time, Lakeyia enjoys cooking, reading her Bible, reading books on civil rights and social justice, singing, being hospitable, and community outreach activities. Come visit her in Pacelli Hall, where she is most likely waiting with a smile, hug, and food!
Angelina Huber grew up in Thompson, Ohio. She graduated from John Carroll University in 2016 with her degree in Biochemistry. After she graduated, Angelina spent a year serving and walking with the people of Jamaica through an organization called the Passionist Volunteers International. While in Jamaica, Angelina worked as a youth coordinator at her church, served as a high school teacher as well as assisted with several clinics in a variety of ways. Living in Jamaica has opened her eyes and heart to always be vulnerable because it taught her that you never know how you will change or be changed. Angelina experienced and learned the value of being present, accompanying others through different walks of life and to love unconditionally.
Angelina is extremely excited to return to John Carroll to serve as a Resident Minister. While at John Carroll, Angelina was involved in many different facets of Campus Ministry including immersion trips, retreats, and Christian Faith Communities.
Angelina carries a variety of interests but treasures the simple pleasures in life. These include: coffee in the morning, watching sunsets, being outside, singing at all hours, and just chatting with friends. Angelina is looking forward to spending this year getting to know the students and sharing her faith, experiences, and love with the JCU community. Come and visit her in Campion at any time! She is very welcoming and loves meeting new people!
Resident Minister – Murphy Hall Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 216-397-2266Mike graduated in 2015 from Boston College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Leadership; and Theology. He grew up just south of Boston, Massachusetts and is a New Englander at heart. After graduating, Mike lived in New Orleans, LA as a Jesuit Volunteer working with people experiencing homelessness, and later at a K-8 school. Both these jobs allowed the opportunity to co-create and experience a sense of community that is at the heart of his love for ministry.
Mike enjoys reading, yoga, biking, and hearing or performing spoken word poetry. Throughout college, he participated in a number of campus ministry groups, service trips, and retreats. Mike, also, spent a semester abroad in the Philippines and worked with a L’Arche community as part of Casa Bayanihan, a service learning alternative study abroad program. These experiences, both attending and leading, allowed him to grow together with some amazing people. He is excited to grow with and become part of the John Carroll community.
Anna is originally from Wilmette, Illinois and graduated from John Carroll University in 2016 with her BA in Theology. Anna has spent the past year living in Denver, Colorado as a volunteer with the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers (CVV), where she worked at a refugee resettlement agency. During her time in Denver, Anna experienced the joys and challenges of community, companionship, and simplicity.
While at John Carroll University Anna was involved in a variety of campus ministry and service programs. The staff and programs in Campus Ministry influenced Anna’s decision to study Theology and molded her into the person she is today. In her spare time. Anna loves to play the ukulele, sing, have good life chats, or watch a good film. Anna hopes that during her year as a Resident Minister she can share her faith journey and her love for life while companioning students on their journeys.