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Moderator: Mr. Sempowich

Topic: Team Description

Mrs. George Anne Kotowicz
Campus Minister, Liturgy & Worship

M.S. Education, C.W. Post
B.S. Education
Advanced Catechist Certification, Diocese of Brooklyn

Grew up in Queens; Taught in Diocese of Brooklyn for 27 years; 13thyear at SFP; Music Minister at St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose; Married for 37 years;Mother of one, Grandmother of two precious grandsons.

Areas of Interest:
Getting young people involved in Liturgical Music Ministry and other ministries in the Church.

Favorite Quote:
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love."- Mother Theresa

Bro. James McVeigh, O.S.F.
Franciscan Mission Coordinator

M.A. St. Mary's University
B.A. St. Francis College

Served as a teacher and administrator on the elementary and secondary level; a school supervisor; assistant superintendent; Youth and Campus Ministry; Formation and Vocation Ministry; Director of New Evangelization and Co- Vicar for Religious in the Diocese of Rockville Centre; in my eleventh year at St. Francis and a Franciscan Brother for 50 years. The only title important to me is that of "BROTHER"

Franciscanism, Catholic Education, Formation, music and movies.

Favorite Quote:
"Preach the Gospel often, when necessary use words."- St. Francis of Assisi

Fr. Mark Simmons

B.A. History, Kean University
Masters of Divinity, Saint Charles Borremeo Semianry

Born and grew up in Perth Amboy, N.J. Graduated Catholic elementary school and St. Joseph High School. Has taught in Catholic and public schools and worked as a crisis counselor for special education children.

Areas of Interest:
Favorite baseball team-NY Yankees, loves music, concerts and California.

Favorite Quote:
"Your diploma is your learner's permit for the rest of your drive through life." Jimmy Iovine, President, Interscope Records

Christian P. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Director of Campus Ministry

Ph.D. Administration and Supervision, Fordham University
M.A. Catechetics, Santa Clara University
B.S. Political Science, Santa Clara University

Background :
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area; Jesuit Volunteer Corps, 1992-1994; international volunteer in Guatemala, 2001; 15th year at Saint Francis; married for 15 years and happy father of two beautiful children.

Areas of Interest:
Catholic education, travel, leadership development.

Favorite quote:
" This is what Yahweh asks of you: only this, to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God.” - Micah 6:8

Mr. Shawn Sempowich
Campus Minister, Service Learning

B.A. Theology and Religious Studies, Wheeling Jesuit University
Advanced Catechists Certification, Diocese of Rockville Centre

Long Island born and raised; Volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Northwest, 2007-2008 in Sitka, Alaska; 2013 Assisi Pilgrim; 7th Year at S.F.P.; Jets, Mets, Rangers Fan.

Softball, Volleyball, Building Stuff, The NY Jets, My Awesome Wife, Reading, Camping & SERVING OTHERS

Favorite Quote:
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”―Rabindranath Tagore