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RMs work in conjunction with Residence Life staff, supporting them in building community and promoting the mission of John Carroll University through education, service, advocacy, prayer, and reflection. The mission of Resident Ministry is to engage and animate the residents in order to integrate spiritual development with daily life and learning.

Mark Grabowski & Theresa Schmidt

Mark Grabowski is the 2020-2021 Resident Minister for Pacelli Hall. We are also excited to welcome a non-residential Graduate Assistant Theresa Schmidt. Read our staff bios here.

Resident Ministers participate in Campus Ministry activities such as:

  • Ministering at Sunday worship (6 p.m. or 9 p.m.), and all major University liturgies
  • Facilitating opportunities for reflection and spiritual growth and integration including:
    • Weekly Murphy Mass (Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. in Murphy Chapel)
    • Overnight or day-long retreats
    • Reflective programs/activities on various topics or themes
    • Community-building activities, often in conjunction with Residence Life staff

RMs are a great resource for all students and especially to first-year students as they navigate the transition and adjustment to college life and explore issues related to spiritual development and faith identity, as well as relationships, career pathways and vocation, and much more.