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.
I am originally from New Jersey. I graduated in 2009 from Rutgers University, and I’ve been working in campus ministry ever since. In 2011, I moved to Maryland to work at the CSC and I love serving the students at UMD. In 2016, I married my husband Matt. A year later, I finished up my Master’s in Theology from St. Joseph’s College of Maine. My favorite CSC things: Retreat, teaching RCIA, women’s ministry and meeting one on one with students.
Father of four 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 D.C. in 2010. From there I’ve spent a year each as a missionary in Costa Rica then as a Catholic volunteer recruiter visiting more than 60 different campuses. 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 am originally from Guatemala, and the longest current staff member having worked here since 1999! I maintain our facility and bring a warm smile and friendly conversation (especially to young students learning Spanish) to anyone I meet. According to Fr. Bill Byrne, chaplain from 1999-2007, the best thing he ever did here was hire Paulina!
I grew up in Massachusetts and went to the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. During my Sophomore year at UVM I encountered the love of Jesus and fully entered into the Church! I have served the past two years as a FOCUS missionary at George Mason in Virginia, and I’m very excited to begin my time as a team director at the University of Maryland! I love a good adventure, skiing, hiking or traveling and I can’t wait to see what Maryland has in store for me!
Howdy, y’all! I’m from San Antonio, TX and graduated from Texas A&M (Whoop!). After graduation, I made my home in the great state of Colorado where I worked for a few years as a Marketing Executive. I love mountain biking, snowboarding, craft beer, attempting to sport, and making music on guitar & vocals. After finally listening to God’s call into ministry, I joined FOCUS and am super jazzed to be serving as a first-year missionary at Maryland. Go Terps!
I’m from Fairfax, VA and just recently graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Events Management! I’m excited to jump over D.C. and start living the Maryland life in my first year as a FOCUS Missionary. I love to discover new coffee shops, enjoy ice cream, play with dogs, and have a random dance party here and there (if you ask nicely, I may show you a bit of the Irish dancing I did for 12 years before college)! See you around!
We are the Fatzinger Family, not pictured is our second baby boy who is due in November.
Katie is from Phoenix, Arizona where she graduated in 2014 from ASU and Josh is from the great Bowie, MD—and graduated in 2014 with more intramural victories than credits from UMD. He also had his own office as a student at the CSC, which is also known as the boiler room. We are entering our 7th year on staff with Focus and are honored to be able to share our lives and the Gospel with you each.
We love our babies! Ellie is the oldest and will be three at the end of the year, JJ, is one going on two in February, and as mentioned newest baby is still incubating. We all enjoy the outdoors, biking, hiking, spikeball, eating food (chicken nuggets), any sport (Josh), dancing (Katie won a bronze metal in Bachata in undergrad), and singing Frozen II (also Josh.)
Hey there! I’m from Ashburn, Virginia and went to Virginia Tech to study Music Education. My junior year of college, and a deep friendship with a FOCUS Missionary led me to shift from living my faith out of a desire to do the right thing to being a Catholic because I knew Jesus and His deep and personal love for me. I am a first year with FOCUS and am thrilled that UMD is my christening campus. When I’m not making something in the kitchen or talking to people using weird voices, I can be found with my head out of the car window singing at the top of my lungs or exploring a new wooded area. It may not be the Blue Ridge Mountains, but I feel like College Park might just become home.
Photo Credit: ODEV Photography