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The Saint Joseph’s University Campus Ministry Peer Minister Program is designed and offered to prepare students for leadership in ministry. The program includes several distinct positions, each mentored by a full-time Campus Ministry staff member.  Campus Ministry Peer Minister work in collaboration with professional Campus Ministers to support the spiritual, religious, service, and justice offerings to the student body.
See Application Links below for the following 2019-2020 positions:
  • Winter Immersion Program
  • Weekly Service
  • Liturgy
  • Christian Life Community (CLC)
  • Search Retreat
  • Communications
  • Agape Latte & Examen
  • APEX (open to returning APEX leaders only)

The 2018-19 Peer Minister Team
The 2018-19 Peer Minister Team

 

Saint Joseph’s University Campus Ministry Peer Minister Program is designed and offered to prepare students for leadership in ministry. The program includes several distinct positions, each mentored by a full-time Campus Ministry staff member.  Campus Ministry Peer Minister work in collaboration with professional Campus Ministers to support the spiritual, religious, service, and justice offerings to the student body.

Being a Campus Ministry Peer Minister is an important privilege and responsibility.  This is a paid position* with specific expectations and job requirements. As part of your formation, you may be required to meet with other peer ministers on an occasional basis for formation and hospitality event planning.  These meetings may focus on developing your leadership skills, personal spirituality, knowledge of Ignatian spirituality, and understanding of the mission of university and college Campus Ministry.

Our hope is that you will have a positive and motivating experience of leadership and service in campus ministry which will help to prepare you for full time job positions, continued education, or volunteer opportunities upon graduation.  We also hope through this experience that you will come to know your own gifts and strengths and will further develop a relationship with God that gives meaning and purpose to your life.

 

Nothing is more practical than finding God,

than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way.

What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.

It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning,

what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends,

what you read, whom you know, what breaks your heart,

and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.

Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.

~Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J.

 

* Students who qualify for Federal Work Study funds are asked to utilize these funds for the Peer Minister position. However, Federal Work Study eligibility is not required for the Peer Minister position.

In keeping with Saint Joseph's University policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations, we seek diversity and talented students from a variety of backgrounds; Campus Ministry does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other status protected by law.

 

Peer Minister Positions 2019-2020

Weekly Service
Supervisor: Beth Ford McNamee
Position Description 
Application Link 
Open Date: February 11
Close Date: March 3

Liturgy
Supervisor: Diane Hankee
Application Link 
Open Date: February 11
Close Date: March 3

Christian Life Community
Supervisor: Jackie Newns
Position Description
Application Link
Open Date: February 11
Close Date: March 3

Search Retreat
Supervisor: Jackie Newns
Position Description
Application Link 
Open Date: February 11
Close Date: March 3

Communications
Supervisor: Jackie Newns
Position Description
Application Link
Open Date: February 11
Close Date: March 3

Agape Latte & Examen
Supervisor: Jackie Newns
Position Description 
Application Link 
Open Date: February 11
Close Date: March 3

APEX (open to returning APEX leaders only)
Supervisor: Matt Fullmer
Application Link 
Open Date: March 16
Close Date: March 26

Winter Immersion Program
Supervisor: Tinamarie Stolz
Application Link
Open Date: February 11
Close Date: February 24

Peer Minister Formation Expectations 2019-2020

  1. Retreats: August 24-25 overnight and January 20 evening
  2. Monthly Meetings: Dinner & Reflection
  3. Presence at Campus Ministry Events (e.g. Welcome Mass, Seasonal Celebration, etc)
  4. Serve on one Hospitality Committee (e.g. Cookouts, Celebration Events)
  5. Spiritual Growth Opportunity (e.g. Retreats, CLC, Spiritual Direction)

 

Peer Minister Agreement

I understand that serving as a Peer Minister requires my stance of hospitality and openness inside and outside of Wolfington Hall. I commit to being a welcoming presence to ALL students.

I will seek to connect with the Peer Minister community and understand our individual programs as collaborative and interconnected with the mission and identity of SJU.

I will seek personal and spiritual formation, understanding that my growth will benefit the whole.

 

Student Signature ___________________________________ Date ____________

Supervisor Signature ___________________________________ Date ____________

Director Signature ___________________________________ Date ____________