Resident Ministers (RMs) live in apartments in residence halls and are considered an integral part of the Campus Ministry staff. RMs provide a pastoral presence, especially during difficult personal times, and they are also responsible for implementing a range of programs and activities that promote a “faith that does justice.” RMs work in conjunction with Residence Life staff, supporting them in building community and promoting the mission of John Carroll University through education, service, advocacy, prayer, and reflection. The mission of Resident Ministry is to engage and animate the residents in order to integrate spiritual development with daily life and learning.
Resident Ministers participate in Campus Ministry activities such as:
- Leadership of a weekly faith sharing group (Christian Life Community – CLC) with residents
- Ministering at Sunday worship (6 p.m. or 9 p.m.), and all major University liturgies
- Facilitating opportunities for reflection and spiritual growth and integration including:
Weekly Murphy Mass (Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. in Murphy Chapel)
Overnight or day-long retreats
Reflective programs/activities on various topics or themes
Community-building activities, often in conjunction with Residence Life staff
RMs can be a great resource to all students and especially to first year students as they navigate the transition and adjustment to college life and explore issues related to spiritual development and faith identity, as well as relationships, career pathways and vocation, and many more.