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Campus Ministry

At Verbum Dei, we live out cura personalis, or “care for the whole person.” This includes care and concern for the health and growth of our students’ spiritual lives. Campus Ministry brings faith alive through liturgies, class retreats, reconciliation services, and an active Christian service program, among other opportunities. Ultimately, we offer a multitude of ways for students to deepen their understanding of themselves and others as individuals who are deeply loved by God, who commit themselves to living the Ignatian vision of being “men with and for others.”

Meet the Campus Ministry/Christian Service Team

Campus Ministry is led by a group of adults, as well as a student leadership team known as the JEDIS (Jesuit Educated Disciples In Service). The JEDIS help plan and lead all the faith-based activities on campus, and help build the brotherhood among Verb’s student body.

Karen Chambers – Director of Campus Ministry
Eddie-Joe Vieyra – Campus Ministry Assistant & Music Director
Sam McGrath – Campus Ministry Assistant
Molly Fruland – Campus Ministry Assistant
George Teodoro, SJ – Adult Faith Formation
Lizette Bernal – Adult Faith Formation


Student JEDIS:  Our JEDIS are an integral part of Verb's campus ministry outreach. The JEDIS are made up of a select group of juniors and seniors each year who examplify servant leadershipjedis and a desire to grow in faith and character.



Retreats are an integral part of the personal and spiritual formation of Verbum Dei students. All students participate in a retreat each of their four years, which are all off-campus. Freshmen and sophomores each have a day-long retreat. Juniors experience the 4-day Kairos retreat, and seniors have the option of a two different types of overnight retreats.