Campus Ministry Advisory Council

Description and Purpose:

The Campus Ministry Advisory Council assists the department of Campus Ministry to carry out its mission. It does this in the following ways:

  • To identify current and future needs of Barry students related to worship, faith formation, service, spiritual guidance/counseling, and other related areas.
  • To assess the quality and effectiveness of current services and programs in meeting identified needs according to criteria which reflect the mission of the university and campus ministry.
  • To make recommendations for improving and developing services and programs.


The membership of the CMAC reflects the cultural and religious diversity of the Barry community and represents a variety of schools, divisions and student organizations within the university. The Campus Ministry staff recommends and invites candidates to become members of the Council at the beginning of each Fall semester. These include students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Care is taken to ensure that the Council maintains both new and returning members each academic year. The normal term for invited members is a minimum of one year and a maximum of four years. Campus Ministry staff, graduate assistants and student interns are ex officio members of the Council.

Members are expected to make a commitment to the following:

  • Participation at scheduled meetings throughout the academic year. During the Fall semester meetings are held in September, October, and November. During the Spring semester meetings take place in February, March, and April. Normally, meetings are held on Sunday afternoon from 12:30 - 3:00 pm.
  • Study and preparation of assigned discussion materials related to the Mission and Core Commitments of Barry University and the Mission and Goals of Campus Ministry.
  • Engagement in selected Campus Ministry events, programs and activities as a basis for assessment and strategic recommendations.
  • Familiarity with and promotion of the Mission and Goals of Campus Ministry.

Active members in the CMAC for the current year, 2011-2012, are:

Dr. Veneta LorraineInterim Director of Campus Ministry
Fr. Marcelo SolórzanoChaplain of Barry University
Sr. Mary Frances FleischakerStaff - Campus Ministry
Ms. Nancy AriasStaff - Campus Ministry
Ms. Christina LeañoStaff - De Porres Center
Mr. Nate TüsingStaff - Campus Ministry, Student
Ms. Melissa BalgobinStaff - Campus Ministry, Student
Ms. Kecia ShawStaff - De Porres Center, Student
Dr. Tomislav MandakovicDean of Andreas School of Business
Dr. Evelyn CartrightFaculty - English Department
Ms. Laura FothergillStaff - DoIt
Mr. Joseph LeylandStaff - Center for Student Involvement
Ms. Emily KierceBarry Alumna
Mr. Gaston ArellanoStaff - Landon Student Union
Mr. Ryan O'DonnellStaff - Alumni Relations
Ms. Grace HeisingBenefactor of Barry University
Ms. Chelsea BakerStudent
Ms. Marisa KrausStudent
Ms. Mary SansoneIntern - Campus Ministry, Student

For further information, please contact any member of the Campus Ministry staff at or 305-899-3650.

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