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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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Jessica Graf

Assistant Director, Residential Ministry


617-552-4304

jessica.graf@bc.edu

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Resident 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.

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Zac Karanovich

Resident Minister

Community: Newton

Room: Duchesne 235

Email: karanovi@bc.edu

Campus Position: Graduate Student

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Fr. Casey Beaumier, S.J.

Resident Minister

Community: Claver, Loyola, Xavier, Fenwick

Room: Fenwick 100

Email: casey.beaumier@bc.edu

Campus Position: Vice President and University Secretary

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Ryan Heffernan

Resident Minister

Community: Cheverus, Kostka, Medeiros

Room: Cheverus 100

Email: ryan.heffernan@bc.edu

Campus Position: Associate Director, Campus Ministry 

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Christie de la Gandara

Resident Minister

Community: Fitzpatrick, Gonzaga, Shaw

Room: Gonzaga 333

Email: delagand@bc.edu

Campus Position: GA, School of Theology and Ministry  

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Beth Barsotti

Resident Minister

Community: Roncalli, Welch, Williams

Room: Roncalli 123

Email: elizabeth.barsotti@bc.edu

Campus Position: Graduate Student

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Maura Colleary

Resident Minister

Community: Vanderslice, 90STM

Room: 90 STM 211

Email: maura.colleary@bc.edu

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

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Betsy Fountain

Resident Minister

Community: Walsh Hall

Room: Walsh 300

Email: betsy.fountain@bc.edu

Campus Position: Assistant Director, Development

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Sole Del Villar Tagle

Resident Minister

Community: 66 Commonwealth Avenue

Room: 66 Comm Ave. 315

Email: delvillm@bc.edu

Campus Position: Graduate Student

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Fr. Paul McNellis, S.J.

Resident Minister

Community: Voute, Gabelli

Room: Gabelli 307

Email: paul.mcnellis@bc.edu

Campus Position: Faculty, Philosophy Department

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Carly Anderson

Resident Minister

Community: Ignacio, Rubenstein

Room: Ignacio B65

Email: carly.anderson@bc.edu

Campus Position: Campus Minister, Campus Ministry

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Katie Mylroie

Resident Minister

Community: Reservoir Apartments

Room: Reservoir 1001

Email: mahowskm@bc.edu

Campus Position: GA, Theology Department

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Fr. Michael Davidson, S.J.

Resident Minister

Community: Thomas More Apartments, Greycliff

Room: Thomas More Apartments 506

Email: michael.davidson.3@bc.edu

Campus Position: Director, Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center

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Ellen Modica

Resident Minister

Community: Modulars, Stayer

Room: Stayer 405

Email: ellen.modica@bc.edu

Campus Position: Campus Minister, Campus Ministry 

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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.

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James Gumataotao

Graduate Minister, First Year Area

Office: Maloney 413

Email: gumataot@bc.edu

Campus Position: GA, Theology and Ministry

B.A. University of Portland; M.A. University of Portland

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Erin Chadwick

Graduate Minister, Sophomore Area

Office: Maloney 413

Email: chadwier@bc.edu

Campus Position: GA, Theology and Ministry

B.A., University of Dallas

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Claire Erlenborn

Graduate Minister, Upper Class Area

Office: Maloney 413

Email: erlenbor@bc.edu

Campus Position: GA, Theology and Ministry

B.A., Boston College