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Team Description





Fr. Ralph Edel
Chaplain
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M.A. Dunwoodie Seminary

Background: 

Born and raised in Marine Park, Brooklyn; graduated Cathedral High School; served as Associate Pastor of St. Margaret's, Queens Village;  third year as Chaplain.

Interests: 

Movies, especially Marvel series; pop culture; sports especially the NY Rangers, Giants and Mets.

Favorite Quote:

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  Margaret Mead



Ms. Marissa Ruotolo

Campus Minister for Liturgy and Worship

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

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

Background:
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, second year at SFP and so happy to be back! 

Interests: 

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
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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; 19th year at Saint Francis; married and happy father of two beautiful children. 

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

Background:
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.

Interests:
Softball, Volleyball, Building Stuff, The NY Jets, My Awesome Wife and two amazing kids, 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

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