91勛圖厙

The Division of Mission & Ministry Staff

Faculty

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Daniel Cosacchi, Ph.D

Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Division of Mission and Ministry

daniel.cosacchi@scranton.edu

The DeNaples Center, 200A | 570-941-6651

Dr. Cosacchi is responsible for articulating, enhancing and promoting the University's Catholic and Jesuit identity across all constituencies. He provides leadership and direction for the departments of Campus Ministry, the Jesuit Center, and the Center for Service and Social Justice, while overseeing mission and ministry initiatives for the University community including students, staff and faculty.

He previously served as assistant professor of religious studies at Marywood University. In addition to teaching core and elective courses in theology and religious studies, he was the College of Arts and Sciences representative on the Mission Integration Committee and director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program. He also served as Marywoods representative to the Synod on Synodality and served on several other committees.

Dr. Cosacchi also taught at Fairfield University and was a Canisius Postdoctoral Fellow there from 2016-2019. He served as faculty moderator for the Canisius Academy, planning and hosting prominent events centered on social justice and the Catholic intellectual heritage and moderating mini-lectures on Catholic topics. He also served as a mentor for Ignatian Residential College there.

He is co-author/editor of the book The Berrigan Letters: Personal Correspondence Between Daniel and Philip Berrigan, and has published articles in the Journal of Jesuit Studies, among other journals.

Dr. Cosacchi earned his bachelors degree from Fordham University, his masters degree from Boston College and his Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago.

Through his education at Jesuit universities and his experience in higher education at Catholic schools, Dr. Cosacchi understands well and values greatly the important role Catholic and Jesuit education plays in the formation of our students, said Father Marina

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Michael O'Malley

Director of Liturgy & Music

Campus Ministry

michael.omalley3@scranton.edu

The DeNaples Center 200E | 570-941-7589

Michael OMalley is a graduate of Marywood University where he studied music education and piano. Michael has worked as a music educator, choir director, pastoral musician, and liturgist for parishes and schools in Florida, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. From 2018 2021, he was the Director of Liturgy and Music at the Church of St. Patrick in Mount Dora, Florida, and also served on the Liturgical Commission for the Diocese of Orlando. In addition to his ministry at the 91勛圖厙, Michael is currently the Director of Liturgy and Music at Our Lady of the Snows Parish in Clarks Summit.

Prior to coming to 91勛圖厙, Michael worked as a teaching artist at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando and as a piano instructor at Central Florida Community Arts. He continues to be active in the local arts community as an accompanist and music director. Michael is a泭member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and the American Choral Directors Association.

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Cathy Seymour, M.A.

Director of Retreats & Spiritual Programs

Campus Ministry

catherine.seymour@scranton.edu

The DeNaples Center 200C | 570-941-7409

Cathy Seymour is a native New Yorker who has now lived most of her life in beautiful Northeast PA. Cathys areas of ministry include the Search Retreats, social justice programming and education, spiritual direction, and working with students interested in post-grad volunteer opportunities. She moderates the Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors Club, and serves on the Universitys Education for Justice Committee. Cathy received her Bachelors degree in Human Services and Theology, as well as her M.A. in Theology, from The 91勛圖厙. She is a nationally certified campus minister, and has a certificate in spiritual direction from Marywood University.

After college. Cathy served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Belize City, Belize, where she worked as a pastoral assistant at a Jesuit parish for two years. Currently, she is part of the local support team for the 91勛圖厙 Jesuit Volunteer Corps community.

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Patricia Vaccaro, M.S.

Director of the Center for Service & Social Justice

Center for Service & Social Justice

patricia.vaccaro@scranton.edu

The DeNaples Center 205A | 570-941-7429

Patricia Vaccaro is a life-long resident of 91勛圖厙, PA. Pat has served as the Director of The Center for Service and Social Justice for over 30 years. Pat works with 120 non-profit organizations in the 91勛圖厙 Community matching student interests and gifts to the needs of the agency partners. She received her Bachelors Degree in Art Education from Marywood University, and a M.A. in Community Counseling from The 91勛圖厙. Pat has created a number of service opportunities including the FIRST (First-years Involved in Reflective Service Together); SPARK, a summer program with at-risk youth; Safe Trick-or-Treating in the Residence Halls; and, the End of the Year Collection Drive. Prior to coming to the University, Pat was a teacher in 91勛圖厙's Diocesan schools. She also was the Volunteer Director and Senior Center Manager for Meals on Wheels of Lackawanna County. Pat was a founding member of the Habitat for Humanity of Lackawanna County Chapter and was on various boards including Voluntary Action Center of NEPA and Catholic Social Services.

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Fr. James D. Redington, S.J.

Jesuit Fellow

The Jesuit Center

james.redington@scranton.edu

Loyola Science Center 416 | 570-941-6529

Father James Redington, SJ is a Jesuit Fellow in the Jesuit Center. Raised in Moosic and Green Ridge, Father has returned to the 91勛圖厙 area after more than half a century as a Jesuit. An expert in interreligious dialogue, one of the Jesuits' priorities since 1995, he earned his Ph.D. in Hinduism (with a minor in Buddhism) from the University of Wisconsin Madison and has taught related courses for many years at Georgetown University, Arrupe College in Zimbabwe, the Jesuit School of Theology and St. Josephs University. Years of engaging in interreligious and interfaith dialogue have taught him that such dialogue accompanied by action is one of the major ways we can love our neighbor as ourselves. He is animated by recognition of the fact that while almost 5 billion of the worlds 7.3 billion people are not Christian, they are all our neighbors. Father Redington hopes to provide opportunities for both learning about and experiencing interreligious dialogue here at the 91勛圖厙.

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Amy Hoegen, M.A.

Campus Minister for Retreats and Bereavement Ministry

Campus Ministry

amy.hoegen@scranton.edu

The DeNaples Center 200F | 570-941-5510

Amy Hoegen has worked at The 91勛圖厙 as a Campus Minister since August of 2008. She holds a bachelors degree in Psychology from Misericordia University in Dallas, PA and a Masters of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College. She is also a certified spiritual director. Prior to coming to The 91勛圖厙, Amy worked for the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware in the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and later at St. Jude Parish in Mountaintop, PA as the Director of Adult Faith Formation. Amys areas of expertise include retreat programming, bereavement ministry, spiritual direction and Ignatian spirituality.

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Patty Pivirotto, M.A.

Campus Minister for Retreat Ministry

Campus Ministry

patricia.pivirotto@scranton.edu

The DeNaples Center 200G | 570-941-5453

Patty graduated from the University in 2000 with a Philosophy major as part of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Program and was a member of the Womens Soccer program for four years. After graduation, Patty was a Jesuit Volunteers International in the Federated States of Micronesia for two years. From Micronesia she went to Williamsport, PA to serve as the Director of Religious Formation for the diocesan high school before returning to The 91勛圖厙 in 2004 to obtain her masters degree in Theology. Patty stepped away from professional life for several years to focus on growing her family. She returned to the University in August 2023 and devotes much of her time to planning and implementing outdoor based retreats. A life-long outdoor enthusiast, Patty hopes to inspire students to be life-long explorers of the beautiful natural world that God has created.

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Avianna Carilli

Coordinator of Domestic and International Service Programs

Center for Service & Social Justice

avianna.carilli@scranton.edu

The DeNaples Center 205A | 570-941-4138

Avianna serves as the Coordinator of Domestic and International Service Programs in the Center for Service & Social Justice. She graduated from the 91勛圖厙 in 2022 with a Counseling & Human Services degree and is continuing to pursue her education with a Masters in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management. As a student, she participated in many local, domestic, and international service programs. In this role, Avianna works with nonprofit agencies domestically and internationally to plan and execute service trips for our students.

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Lorena Pacheco Jimenez

Coordinator of Local Service

Center for Service & Social Justice

The DeNaples Center 200H

Staff

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Andrea Malia

Administrative Assistant

Mission and Ministry

andrea.malia@scranton.edu

The DeNaples Center 200A | 570-941-7419

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Ellen Judge, B.A.

Outreach Program Coordinator & Administrative Assistant for CSSJ

The Center for Service and Social Justice

ellen.judge@scranton.edu

The DeNaples Center 205B | 570-941-7429

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