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Residence Life

Meet the Chaplains

Residence Hall Chaplains

Each residence hall is paired with a Chaplain who holds office hours in the buildings, attend RA staff meetings and programs. RAs collaborate with the Chaplains to provide spiritual programs to discuss faith and spirituality within the residence hall environment. The Chaplains also serve as a resource to students who need support, are facing a personal problem, or want to talk about their faith and spirituality.

Father Ray 

 

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What residence hall(s) are you a Chaplain in? 

Ash Centre and the Apartments

  How long have you been at Merrimack?

 Since August of 2008.  This is the start of my sixth year here.

 What office do you work in?

 I am the Vice President for Mission and Student Affairs.

 Where are you from?

 I am originally from just outside the city of Philadelphia, from the town of Sharon Hill, PA.

 What do you do for fun?

 I spend time with friends, ride my bike, read, watch sports on TV, and watch other good shows. I also like to cook and stack and empty dishwashers.

 Where can students find you most, outside of your office, around Merrimack? 

 Students can find me at sporting events and just walking the campus from building to building.

 What do you like most about being a Residence Hall Chaplain?

 Getting to know students and experiencing something of their lives.

 Are you a chaplain for athletic teams? If so, which ones?

 Field Hockey, Volleyball, Softball, and Women’s Lacrosse.

Father Keith 

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What residence hall(s) are you a Chaplain in? 

The Deegans and the New Residence Hall.

How long have you been at Merrimack? 

I am beginning my third year.

What office do you work in?

Director of Campus Ministry.

Where are you from? 

Troy, New York

What do you do for fun? 

Golf and listen to Music.

Where can students find you most, outside of your office, around Merrimack? 

The Den.

What do you like most about being a Residence Hall Chaplain? 

Contact with RA’s and Residents during programming, when possible.

Are you a chaplain for athletic teams? If so, which ones? 

Women’ golf, crew and basketball and Mens lacrosse.

 Father Bill 

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 In what residence hall(s) are you a Chaplain?   

O’Brien Hall and The Townhouses.

How long have you been at Merrimack?      

Starting my 6th year.

What office do you work in?         

Campus Ministry.

Where are you from?        

 Philadelphia

 What do you do for fun?  

Hang with friends, go to warm places, play backgammon, watch the Patriots and Red Sox, watch Law and Order, watch Lifetime Network movies, read true crime stories, read true inspiring stories.

 Where can students find you most, outside of your office, around Merrimack? 

The Den, Sparky’s Place, Athletic Events.

 What do you like most about being a Residence Hall Chaplain?  

The great opportunity to be with students and to get to know them in an informal way.

 Are you a chaplain for athletic teams? If so, which ones?    

Men’s Soccer. and developing the relationship with the track teams and tennis teams.