|Fr. Peter is a native of Northern Virginia and an alumnus of George Mason! He received a BS in Management in 1981 when Patriot Circle was still a semi-circle. He was ordained a priest in 1989 and after five years in different parishes, began in campus ministry. From 1994-2000 he was at Marymount University in Arlington. Since the summer of 2000 he has been thrilled to be back at Mason. He is a consecrated full member of Youth Apostles, an avid GMU hoops fan (since 1978... not a bandwagon jumper), loves the Redskins, and loves to cook (especially Italian food!). Most especially he loves being a priest and being a small part of helping others grow in their faith and experiencing the depth of God’s love for them. For more information about Fr. Peter, email him or check out his Facebook page.|
Fr. Tom Yehl Facebook
Fr. Tom is a local kid who just celebrated his 3rd anniversary as a priest. He is a member of Youth Apostles along with Fr. Peter and John More and is thrilled to be at George Mason. He grew up down the road at St. Timothy parish and school, went to Paul VI for high school, and most recently was Parochial Vicar at Holy Trinity parish in Gainesville. As a Youth Apostles he has also served in youth ministry at St. Mark and St. Mary of Sorrows nearby. Fr. Tom loves winter and especially skiing, but also can't wait to be Livin' on a Prayer at Basketball games. In addition he enjoys Nats games and Fr. Peter's cooking; and he hopes to improve his ping pong game. Most of all, Fr. Tom looks forward to getting to know the wonderful community of students at the chapel and being available to share his love for the faith with others. He can't wait for his first beach retreat!
|John grew up in Northern Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2003 with a B.A in Religious Studies, and began working as a campus minister at George Mason later that year. John and his wife Mary have a two-year-old (as of May 2015) daughter named Tessa; Mary teaches fourth grade in Fairfax County Public Schools. He is a member of Youth Apostles, a community of Catholic men devoted to ministering to young people. At the chapel, he finds joy in counseling students, playing ping-pong, and answering questions about the Catholic faith.
Kristen Juda - Campus Minister Facebook
|Kristen grew up in Raleigh, NC where the BBQ is sweet and the tea is sweeter. She graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2011 with a double B.A. in Theology and Catechetics. Kristen worked for 2 years as a youth minister in the Virginia Beach area where she led retreats, mission trips through Catholic Heart Work Camp, Confirmation prep and faith formation for grades 6-12. She thinks Chick-fil-a sauce can go on anything, loves to take random road trips, and wants to learn how to break dance. Outside the office, you can find Kristen at a cute local coffee shop where she would love to chat with you! She is humbled to serve here at George Mason and looks forward to walking alongside each of you on your faith journey.|
Jen Ryan - Campus Minister Facebook
|Jen is from St. Louis, MO and graduated from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) with a BA in psychology and Webster University with an MA in Counseling. Jen worked as a parish youth minister for six years and a clinical therapist for a Catholic agency for two and a half years. Jen enjoys accessorizing, boating, sandwiches, and binge-watching Netflix. Passions include Mass, late night talks about faith, writing Catholic musicals, and sharing the love of the heart of Christ.|
|Catherine graduated from the University of Dallas with both a B.A. and M.A. in Theology. Although she grew up in the great state of Texas, she's not a Cowboys fan - Father made sure of that before hiring her! She is the sixth of twelve children, so she loves being around people, especially spending time talking with the students at CCM. Catherine was recently married and many students in the CCM are still getting used to calling her by her new name. She loves to feed people, is an avid reader, enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and planning parties. At the Chapel, Catherine runs the RCIA/Confirmation program and coordinates the Thursday Night Suppers. To learn more about Catherine, feel free to email her or read about her on her Facebook page.|
|A native of the DC area, Teresa grew up in Rockville, MD with her three sisters and two brothers. She went to high school at Oakcrest School in McLean, and then attended the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in psychology and minored in theology. After graduation, she directed the PALS program, a mentoring program for young at-risk girls in DC. After two years at PALS, she spent eight months working with sick kids in Chaclacayo, Peru. Upon her return, Teresa stayed connected to the Hispanic community through her fundraising for a crisis pregnancy center in Maryland. She is very excited to continue her vocational journey as a campus minister at George Mason, where she is in charge of CCM's retreats and service programs.|
|Hey peeps!! I am so excited to be serving as a FOCUS missionary here at GMU’s CCM! I was born in Queens, New York, but I’m a Cali Girl through and through. I’ve lived in Salinas, Vacaville, Wilton, but mostly in Elk Grove, 15 miles south of Sacramento. I graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A in Psychology and a minor in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development. My faith was shaken quite a bit in college, and I struggled with understanding what it meant to have a relationship with Jesus. I searched for love, and even in the moments I thought I had it, I knew that I was empty, unfulfilled and dissatisfied with my life. Thankfully, Jesus saved me from that mess and a year after I graduated, he called me to serve him as a missionary, and I accepted. Now I am here, eager to share how Jesus can rock your world and love you in ways you’d never imagined! LET’S DO THIS MASON!|
|Anthony graduated high school from Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, NY. He left the frigid land of Central New York and attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he majored in Psychology and minored in Business and Theology. At Xavier, Anthony was very involved in a student club known as Life After Sunday where he experienced God’s love through virtuous friendships centered on Christ. In that community he learned the importance of developing a daily prayer life and encountering Christ both in the sacraments and people. During his senior year, he heard God’s call to be a Catholic missionary and accepted that invitation. Anthony enjoys anything associated with baseball, pasta, pizza, or FIFA. He is excited and honored to serve the George Mason community.|
|Kathy is happily married with four children. She moved to Northern Virginia in 1977 from New York, and began working at CCM in 1990. She loves her job and considers it to be the best in the world! Kathy cares greatly for all of the staff and students of CCM and will do anything she can to help them. In fact, her biggest strength is her ability to multi-task, and do so in big ways! Her only downfall is that she has some trouble remembering names, so don't feel bad if she has to ask you a couple of times. To learn more about Kathy, feel free to email her.|
|Leslie grew up in Potomac, Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences. Upon graduation, Leslie and her husband, Charlie, moved to Minnesota where their three daughters were born. They came back to the East Coast to Virginia in 1993 to be closer to family. Leslie’s family has grown to include three sons and four grandchildren with three more grandchildren on the way. Over the years Leslie has enjoyed sharing the Faith with young people from elementary school through the high school years. Leslie joined the CCM staff, as bookkeeper, in September 2011. She feels blessed to work with the amazing CCM staff and the community at large and is in awe of the reverence and apostolic zeal that she has seen in the CCM students. Please stop by the office to introduce yourself. To learn more about Leslie, feel free to email her.|
Peter Kadeli - Music Director Facebook
|Peter Kadeli is a native of Falls Church, Virginia, and an alumnus of the George Mason University School of Music. While at Mason, Peter earned a Bachelor of Music degree in choral education and music composition. He also served as an accompanist and student music director at the Saint Robert Bellarmine Chapel. Peter loves to travel and has been to several countries throughout Europe including Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic. The past two summers have provided him with the opportunity to study conducting in Germany and direct performances of his own music throughout Austria and Prague. He has worked as a musician in several parishes within the Arlington Diocese including Saint James, Saint Philips, and All Saints Catholic Church. He currently serves as the Choral Director at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, VA. Peter is excited to return to the CCM community at George Mason University.|