Ennio Mastroianni, Ph.D.
Senior Roman Catholic Chaplain
Dr. Ennio Mastroianni serves full time as Senior Roman Catholic Chaplain. His Doctor of Philosophy degree is in Roman Catholic Systematic Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His doctoral dissertation investigated the Second Vatican Council's assertion that Christian marriage and its family is both a sacramental and an ecclesial reality. Dr. Mastroianni's primary responsibilities entail overseeing the following ministries: (1) to engaged couples desiring to marry at Georgetown University and to parents presenting children for Baptism, (2) to students, faculty, and staff discerning the desire to be full members of the Catholic Church (RCIA), (3) to the Catholic worship community as a member of the Liturgy Team, (4) to undergraduates who want to participate in Campus Renew, small group faith-sharing (5) to colleagues and students in the Catholic Studies Program by serving on the Steering Committee and teaching a course on marriage and family, and (6) to members of the Georgetown University community wanting to use the chapels at Georgetown University. Dr. Mastroianni's previous work experience has been split between diocesan work (Division Director of Evangelization and Family Ministry for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Religious Education Consultant for the Diocese of Youngstown) and parish work (Pastoral Associate and Director of Religious Education).
Fr. Alexei Michalenko
McDonough Hall 113 (Law Center)
Father Alexei Anthony Michalenko is a transplanted New Englander from Adams, Massachusetts and has lived in the DC Metropolitan area since 1961. He graduated from The Catholic University of America, where he earned his BA in Philosophy in 1965 and his MA in Theology in 1969. Alexei, who was ordained to the priesthood according to the Byzantine-Slav Rite in 1968, subsequently studied in Rome, Italy, where he earned a post-graduate degree in Eastern Church Studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute while residing at the Russian College.
He completed an MS in Psychology, specializing in Pastoral Counseling at Baltimore's Loyola College (Columbia Campus) in 1984 and that same year assumed the post of full-time chaplain at Georgetown University Law Center, where he did his counseling internship. He is a priest of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy (Diocese) of Van Nuys, California, and ministers in both the Byzantine Catholic and Roman Catholic traditions.
Alexei celebrates Mass on Sundays and from Monday through Friday in St. Thomas More Chapel at the Law Center. He is available at the Law Center for counseling, spiritual direction, sacrament of reconciliation and marriage preparation. He is also a director/guide for the Prayer In Daily Life Retreats at the Center. Current law students, faculty and staff who are planning weddings in the University chapels can make arrangements through him.
Fr. Kevin O'Brien, S.J.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Healy Hall 108
Fr. Kevin O’Brien joined the Campus Ministry staff in August 2008 as its Executive Director. Most recently, Fr. O’Brien served as associate pastor at Holy Trinity Parish here in Washington. A graduate of Georgetown University (C ’88) Fr. O’Brien earned his law degree from the University of Florida and served as a corporate litigator before joining the Society of Jesus in 1996. He earned his M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University, an M.Div. and an S.T.L. from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and was ordained as a priest in 2006.
Director, Catholic Retreats and Immersion Programs
Jennie Reis is a Boston native who moved to the DC area to serve as the Director of Catholic Retreats and Immersion Programs here at Georgetown University in 2011. Before coming to Georgetown, Jen earned her BSW from Regis College and her MA in Pastoral Ministry and Counseling from Boston College.
In 2005 Jen taught Theology at Mount Saint Joseph High School in Boston and directed their Chapel and Performance Choir. In 2007, Jen served as the Campus Minister at Emmanuel College where she directed retreats and led students on international immersion trips. Jen’s previous ministry experience has also included parish work, HIV/AIDS ministry and refugee immigration ministry.
As Director of Catholic Retreats and Immersion Programs, Jen coordinates all the Catholic retreats, which include: Spiritual Refreshment, AGAPE, Senior Retreat and Twilight Retreats. In addition, Jen oversees the MAGIS Immersion Program.
When Jen is not directing retreats she can be found reading a good book, painting, or making music with friends. She enjoys being near the ocean whenever she can and playing a pick up game of tennis here and there. And because she is from Boston, she is a proud Red Sox fan!
Fr. Patrick Rogers, S.J.
Director of Catholic Campus Ministry and Main Campus Outreach
Healy Hall 109
Father Patrick Rogers is a native of the great state of Maryland and hails from a large family complete with ten siblings of which he and his twin brother Peter are the last. Prior to his entrance in the Society of Jesus, Fr. Patrick worked as a musician in the Baltimore/Annapolis area after graduating with a degree in clarinet performance from Towson University.
Father Patrick entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in the summer of 1992 and since then he earned degrees in Philosophy from Fordham University and Theology from The Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California. He was ordained a priest on June 8, 2002 and worked for two years as a Parochial Vicar at St. Raphael the Archangel parish in Raleigh, North Carolina.
In the fall of 2004 Fr. Patrick moved back to his beloved city of New York to study Spanish and volunteer his spare time teaching music and tennis to the young men of Xavier High School as well as to work with the retreat program. Fr. Patrick is an avid sports fan and still enjoys making music with friends.
Sr. Helen Scarry, R.J.M., D. Min.
Roman Catholic Chaplain
St. Mary's Hall 210
Sister Helen Scarry, R.J.M. is the Roman Catholic Chaplain in Campus Ministry at Georgetown University responsible for ministering to the spiritual needs and programs related to the students, faculty and staff of the School of Nursing and Health Studies and the Medical School; coordinating various ministry and liturgical programs for these Schools; collaborating with and being a supportive team member of the Ignatian Retreat Program; representing Campus Ministry on designated student affairs committees, service projects and activities of the entire campus faith community.
Sr. Scarry represents and serves as a primary resource for Roman Catholic students, and extends these services and pastoral care, with sensitivity to other traditions when appropriate, and in collaboration with the Chaplains and Coordinators of these other traditions. As the Roman Catholic Chaplain, Sr. Scarry "seeks to be of assistance to the University community, especially when celebrating the religious aspect of significant moments in the life of the community."
Carolyn D. Tozier, Ph.D.
Dahlgren Chapel Main Sacristy
As Part-Time Sacristan, Carolyn Tozier on Thursdays and Fridays prepares various liturgies in campus chapels and helps care for and maintain the chapels as well. She helps too with wedding rehearsals in the main chapel, Dahlgren. But her primary task concerns preparation for the 12:10 weekday mass in Dahlgren. Hailing from Colorado, Carolyn worked as a church secretary for five years before embarking on a career in journalism. She reported for a major metropolitan daily for five years and later worked part time as a newswire editor, covering the energy industry. Other highlights of her career include coauthoring and editing a 220-page anthology, "Remembering World War II." Carolyn also earned a doctorate in journalism from the University of Maryland and taught journalism classes at major universities.
Director of Music and Liturgy
Dahlgren Chapel North Sacristy
Jim Wickman is a new member of the Campus Ministry staff, and serves as Director of Liturgy and Music. He has more than 20 years experience in liturgy and music at the parish and diocesan levels, and most recently worked at Holy Trinity Parish here in Washington before coming to Georgetown. Jim is completing his Doctor of Ministry Degree in Liturgical Studies at the Catholic University of America, where he is also a Teaching Fellow. His area of study is liturgical catechesis, and he is a contributing author for Liturgy Training Publications, located in Chicago, and their liturgical journal, Rite.
Jim is responsible for the musical and liturgical ministries of the Catholic Chaplaincy. He directs the Chapel Choir and works with all the student musicians and leaders of liturgical celebrations at Dahlgren Chapel each Sunday, as well as University wide services. In his first year as part of the Catholic Campus Ministry, he hopes to meet and work with as many students as possible, help them become fully involved in the liturgy, and nurture their growth in faith and liturgical spirituality.
Sr. Dorinda Young, S.S.J.
Roman Catholic Chaplain /
Gewirz 510 (Law Center)
Sister Dorinda Young, SSJ, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Erie, PA, has been a Roman Catholic Chaplain at Georgetown University since 1982. She began full time in the School of Nursing where she began Faculty Discussion Groups centered on prayer and spirituality, as well as Days of Recollection for the Nursing Students. She was a Director for both the Agape and Silent retreats. In 1989, she was asked to become a part time Roman Catholic Chaplain at the Law Center; when she moved into the Gewirz Student Residence as Chaplain-In-Residence in 1993, she began a full-time ministry at GULC. Her particular interests are facilitating the on-campus "Prayer-in-Daily-Life" retreats, prayer and spirituality, women's issues, marriage preparation and personal and faith counseling. She serves on GULC's Committee on Public Interest and Community Service. Sister Dorinda Young has her B.S. degree from her community's college, Villa Maria in Erie, PA. and her M.A. in Religious Education from Fordham University, with a concentration on Campus Ministry. She has been involved with Catholic Campus Ministry Association's annual conferences over many years.