Campus Ministry is taking a new approach
By.Natalie Faas, News Editor
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Estanek has announced that the college will not be filling the campus ministry director vacancy this semester.
In an email to the student body, Dr. Estanek said, “We will conduct a search for a director of campus ministry in the spring semester… but the search will be for a person to lead an already existing vibrant campus ministry community.”
Instead of finding a director, the campus ministry team — led by Deacon Greg Feary, graduate assistant Kaylee Konczal and Dr. Estanek — have chosen to build a “grassroots” program developed by the students.
Over the Labor Day weekend, the team met with students to discuss the direction they wanted to take the program and their shared interests.
According to the email, “The Angelus Praise and Worship in the chapel on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. is their effort.”
The email also contained information about the Canisius tradition of Kairos. Dr. Estanek said that the team is committed to organizing a Kairos weekend retreat, and they are actively accepting ideas on how to make that a reality. They are looking for students to join their team, since Kairos is a large undertaking.
Any students looking to help with campus ministry can email GA Kaylee firstname.lastname@example.org, Deacon Greg email@example.com or Dr. Estanek firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also stop in the campus ministry office during office hours.