Catholic Student Center Staff
Fr. Rob Walsh
I am a UMD alum (‘92) and returned to the campus in 2010 as Chaplain. My primary aim is to foster the Catholic culture among students here. I love serving the students through offering Mass and Confession, as well as spiritual direction. Once you turn 21, let me know and we’ll go out for a beer!
Fr. Conor Sullivan
I’m from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and I was ordained a priest in 2014. I’m in the DC area for the next few years studying psychology at Divine Mercy University. While I’m studying though, the CSC offers me the opportunity to engage in some priestly ministry: offering Mass, hearing confessions, and getting to know the students at UMD. In addition to psychology, I love discussing theology and philosophy. Give me a shout if you ever have a question or want to have a nerdy conversation!
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.
Husband and father of two precious girls, I’ve been a Campus Minister at the CSC since 2013. I graduated from the Catholic University of America (2010) and there found my passion in men’s ministry, the true meaning of sex, and the joy of financial stewardship. Filipino and from the South, my favorite foods include versions of my mom’s fried chicken and egg rolls. Ask me and I’ll let you know what I consider what are the best kept food secrets 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 am from the great state of Alabama where I grew up in Birmingham and went to school in Auburn! I have been a FOCUS missionary for four years at the University of Kentucky and can’t wait to spend my fifth year here at Maryland at the CSC! I married Frankie West last December and we are enjoying the adventure of a new home! I love to play football and basketball, read and write, and especially finding a good brewery!
I was born and raised in the mountains of Kentucky and received my Nursing degree from the University of Kentucky (Go Cats)! I recently got married to David West in 2017 and we moved to College Park from Lexington, KY in July of this year! I am so excited to get to work at the CSC and continue to work as a FOCUS missionary for my 2nd year! You can find me at a coffee shop, exploring the monuments, or trying out new cooking recipes!
Hi, I am Heather Addington!
I come all the way from Lodi, California! I graduated with a B.S. in Management from the University of California, Merced. I had my world rocked by Jesus on June 7th, 2013 and since then I’ve been living a life of mission for His Kingdom. I love coffee shops and wine bars, folky acoustic music, ice cream (there’s never a bad time for ice cream), dogs, Disneyland, books, and laughing!
And Fun fact: I am a quadruplet!
I am from Williston Park, NY and I graduated from St. John’s University with a degree in Philosophy. I love watching and talking about sports, especially football, baseball and hockey. If you’re from New York we can commiserate about how much we miss NY pizza and bagels.
I was born in Houston but grew up near Boulder, Co! I recently graduated from Benedictine College (Ravens will soar!) with a major in Theology and a minor in Art. I’m always down for ultimate frisbee, volleyball, or paddle boarding! One of my many dreams is to renovate an old school bus and spend a year traveling around the whole U.S.!
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