Residential Ministry at Boston College works to support the spiritual, intellectual, and personal formation of students living in the residence halls. In addition to the Residential Life Staff, Graduate Ministers and Resident Ministers live in the halls and serve as resources for our undergraduate students.

Residential Ministers serve as conversation partners with students and are open to talking about myriad issues that unfold as students discover themselves throughout their college journey.

In addition to their pastoral role, the Residential Ministry Staff offer hospitality, opportunities for prayer, discussions around a variety of topics, and other engagements to build community in the halls.

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Jessie Graf

Residential Ministers

Resident Ministers (RM) are full time professionals at Boston College who also serve in this role, many of whom are also Campus Ministers. RMs can be Jesuits, ordained ministers, members of religious orders, or lay ministers who are assigned to and live within a residential community.  The RMs serve as conversation partners and a pastoral presence for students and the residential staff in their community, offer hospitality and prayer opportunities within the halls, and serve in a 24-hour on-call rotation to respond to students in crisis and as requested. 

When interacting with students and staff, they are supporting the academic, social, and spiritual formation of those in their community.  RMs are also an integral part of the Sunday night liturgies at St. Joseph's Chapel (Upper Campus) and Trinity Chapel (Newton Campus). The RMs are representatives of both the Office of Residential Life and Campus Ministry.

Zac Karanovich

Zac Karanovich
Newton

Duchesne 235
Campus Position: Graduate Student

Fr. Casey Beaumier, S.J.

Fr. Casey Beaumier, S.J.
Claver, Loyola, Xavier, Fenwick

Fenwick 100
Campus Position: Vice President and University Secretary

Ryan Heffernan

Ryan Heffernan
Cheverus, Kostka, Medeiros

Cheverus 100
Campus Position: Associate Director, Campus Ministry

Christie de la Gandara

Position Vacant
Fitzpatrick, Gonzaga, Shaw

Gonzaga 333

Beth Barsotti

Beth Barsotti
Roncalli, Welch, Williams

Roncalli 123
Campus Position: Graduate Student

Maura Colleary

Maura Colleary
Vanderslice, 90STM

90 STM 211
Campus Position: Associate Dean, Finance and Administraton, School of Theology and Ministry

Betsy Fountain

Betsy Fountain
Walsh Hall

Walsh 300
Campus Position: Assistant Director, Development

Marilu Del Toro

Sole Del Villar Tagle
66 Commonwealth Avenue

66 Comm Ave. 315
Campus Position: Graduate Student

Fr. Paul McNellis, S.J.

Fr. Paul McNellis, S.J.
Voute, Gabelli

Gabelli 307
Campus Position: Faculty, Philosophy Department

Carly Anderson

Carly Anderson
Ignacio, Rubenstein

Ignacio B65
Campus Position: Campus Minister, Campus Ministry

Katie and Robert Mylroie

Katie Mylroie
Reservoir Apartments

Reservoir 1001
Campus Position: GA, Theology Department

Fr. Michael Davidson, S.J.

Fr. Michael Davidson, S.J.
Thomas More Apartments, Greycliff

Thomas More Apartments 506
Director, Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center

Ellen Modica

Ellen Modica
Modulars, Stayer

Stayer 405
Campus Position: Campus Minister, Campus Ministry

Graduate Ministers

Graduate Ministers (GM) are given opportunities to work alongside the Assistant Director of Residential Ministry on programming, retreats, trainings, and overall assist with the continued education and development of staff and students within Residential Life around Jesuit and Ignatian pedagogy, spiritual development, and multi-faith education. The GMs serve as a resource and support to residents, Resident Assistants, Graduate Assistants, and professional staff on topics relating to student formation and development inspired by the three pillars of Graduate Ministry: hospitality, accompaniment, and faith. GMs will focus on the planning and execution of active programmatic efforts around the Jesuit Tradition portion of the Community Engagement Model, religious holidays, collaborate with on and off-campus partners to provide opportunities for individuals to partake in service, and attend religious service to focus on this aspect of diversity and inclusion.

Frances Casey

James Gumataotao
First Year Area
B.A., University of Portland; M.A. University of Portland

Maloney 413
Campus Position: GA, Theology and Ministry

Erin Chadwick

Erin Chadwick
Sophomore Year Area
B.A., University of Dallas

Maloney 413
Campus Position: GA, Theology and Ministry

Justin Hoch

Claire Erlenborn
Upper Class Area
B.A., Boston College

Maloney 413
Campus Position: GA, Theology and Ministry