Catholic Student Center Staff
Fr. Conrad Murphy
I am originally from Chicago but I really fell in love with Jesus and discovered God’s call to the priesthood during college here in DC. I love being a priest, especially hearing confessions and celebrating Mass and in general getting to talk about Jesus. I am also a big fan of baking, running, rock climbing, and Cubs baseball.
I am married with 5 kids, a graduate of Georgetown University ’86 &’07, and a parishioner at St. Jane deChantal in Bethesda. I have been involved in youth and young adult ministry since 1979, and started at the CSC in 2008 in Administration and Development and love it! I am known as the CSC MOM, for giving awesome hugs, and always have chocolate (and tissues) in my office.
Father of six awesome kids, I’ve been a Campus Minister at the CSC and married to my wife Mimi since 2013. Originally from North Carolina, I graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2010. My favorite CSC things include our focus on the Eucharist, our men’s ministry and our retreats. I’ll also let you know the best places to eat in College Park!
I was born in Bogotá, Colombia but have lived in Maryland most of my life. I am a proud UMD alum with a degree in Public Health and minor in Spanish Language and Latino Culture. I loved being a student here but love being on staff more! I am newly married to another Catholic Terp and we live in Bethesda, MD! Go Terps!
I left the great state of New Jersey to come work at the CSC in 2011. I have my Master’s in Theology from St. Joseph’s College in Maine. At the CSC, I coordinate the RCIA and Spiritual Direction programs for students. My husband, Matt, and I have one daughter named Lucy and we live in Hyattsville, MD.
I grew up on Long Island, NY and have a deep love of LI beaches and bagels. I went to George Mason University in VA and graduated with a B.S. In Athletic Training in 2019. I really came to know Jesus and the beauty of the Catholic Church in college and have been serving as a missionary since graduating. I have served with FOCUS at Montclair State University in New Jersey and Central Connecticut State University. I am excited to be here as team director at the University of Maryland. I love coffee, reading, and sometimes running. I am excited to make College Park home.
I grew up in Virginia Beach and graduated from the University of Virginia. During my first year at UVa, I had a profound encounter with the love of Jesus Christ and changed my life to follow Him. I love being outdoors, whether camping, hiking, or sprawling out in the grass somewhere. I love playing sports — especially basketball and spikeball — with my friends almost as much as I love having deep, meaningful conversations. I am as excited about this opportunity to get to know all of my fellow Catholic Terps as I am honored to be able to share my life and our faith with you!
“Every Christian needs a half-hour of prayer each day, except when he is busy. Then he needs an hour.”-St. Francis de Sales
What is up guys?! I grew up in sunny Los Angeles, California and went to Harvard College to study Neuroscience. Jesus called me into His love my sophomore year of college. I had a deep ache in my heart for something more. Now, I recognize that it was an ache to love and be loved. The Catholic Center at Harvard gave me some of my deepest friendships and I am super blessed to have found my way back to the Father! Come find me! I want to meet you!! I love playing volleyball, drinking coffee, and making playlists on Spotify. Some of my interests include all things Dodgers, JPII, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, and pReMEd hehe.
I am a Virginia native with a passion for Old Bay seasoning. I also enjoy most things outdoors, reading, and coffee of all types. This will be my first year on staff with FOCUS after graduating from Virginia Tech and I am very excited to share the joy of the Gospel with students at the University of Maryland. Go Terps!
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