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Campus Ministers

Miguel Chavez
Director of Campus Ministry
(330) 490-7341

Appointed in the summer of 2004, Miguel has been active with Walsh University as a student and now continues in Campus Ministry in service to holistically enriching students, staff and faculty. Miguel is a resident of Stark County and has been very active in area church, ministry, and educational programs. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Walsh University in Theology and Pastoral Ministry. Miguel also serves as an adjunct professor in Theology.

"God has truly blessed me with the fulfilling opportunity to work in Campus Ministry. As people of God we are all called 'to be' the change in the world and to bring about a reality of love that illuminates the dignity of all. To this end I commit myself. In this commitment I am blessed!"

 

Mary Niedenthal
Campus Minister,
Coordinator for Student Outreach

(330) 490-7182

Mary has been with Student Outreach since the fall of 2005. She previously served as Director of Religious Education and Youth Minister for St. Barbara Massillon and St. Clement Navarre. She is a member of the Stark County Catholic Consortium, Diocese of Youngstown Council for Catechesis and Western Stark County Task Force. Mary graduated with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Theology from Walsh and is currently finishing her M.A. in Theology.

"I love my ministry here at Walsh!Daily I am blessed to see the 'Gospel in action' through engaging our students, faculty and staff in meaningful service to the community. Promoting Catholic Social teaching as it relates to justice and peace in service to our brothers and sisters, is the ultimate reward for me."

 

Maria Candelaria
Campus Minister for Residence Life Outreach
(330) 490-7344

Maria joined the Walsh community in July 2010, and is dedicated to welcoming all students and serving as a source of support no matter what challenges they may be facing. A 2005 graduate from the University of Notre Dame, Maria has a heart for service and spent her first year out of college volunteering with the homeless community in downtown Phoenix. She then worked for a number of years in Campus Ministry at Gannon University. She is thrilled to be working with the students at Walsh!

"Walsh is truly an institution that lives its mission and I could not be more blessed to join the community. The journey of a student from Freshmen to Senior year is one of self-discovery, adventure, and knowledge of God, self and others. I am whole-heartedly committed to the students on this journey and will serve them with enthusiasm and compassion! "