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  • Moderator: Mr. Sempowich
Team Description

Fr. Ralph Edel


Areas of Interest:
Favorite Football Team - NY Jets.

Favorite Quote:

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

Ms. Marissa Ruotolo

Campus Minister for Liturgy and Worship

M.A. in Theology – St. John’s University

B.A. in Psychology and Theology – St. John’s University 

Grew up in Queens and went to St. Francis Prep for high school, where I was first exposed to Campus Ministry, Assistant Director for the Vincentian Leadership Institute: Faith and Service in the City at St. John’s University, Worked in Student Affairs at SJU for two years as a Graduate Assistant, first year at SFP and so happy to be back! 

Areas of Interest: spending time with family, cheering on the New York Rangers, Mets, and Giants, traveling, reading, enjoying the little things along the way. 

Favorite quote – “I will not live a second without loving”  St. Bernadette 

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; 17th year at Saint Francis; married 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; 9th Year at S.F.P.; Jets, Mets 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