ABOUT UNIVERSITY MINISTRY
University Ministry (UMIN) provides a wide array of activities, events and gatherings for DePaul students, faculty, and staff to connect with one other and to nurture their spiritual and faith lives, regardless of religious affiliation. UMIN provides many opportunities, including our Vincentian Service Day and New Student Service Day, which bring the Vincentian Mission to life both on and off campus.
ABOUT THE SERVICE DAY TEAM
The Service Day Team focuses on providing a valuable experience on Vincentian Service Day and New Student Service Day. We are a passionate group of people dedicated to providing the DePaul community and our community partners with an opportunity to serve the communities of Chicago in meaningful days of service. For opportunities to join or assist the Service Day Team please contact us at SERVICEDAY@DEPAUL.EDUor 773-325-1192.
Courtney Curby | Ministry/Service Day Coordinator | CCURBY@depaul.edu
Courtney is currently a graduate student in DePaul's Community Counseling Master's program. Courtney established her passion for the Vincentian mission while an undergrad student at St. John's University in Queens, NY where she participated in a variety of service opportunities. There she was a member of the women's soccer team and received her bachelor's degree in Adolescent Education. Prior to working at DePaul, Courtney was an assistant coach for St. John's University women's soccer team. Her favorite thing about working at DePaul is working with passionate, spiritual, and energetic students and staff. When not developing service projects at DePaul, Courtney enjoys pursuing creative outlets, outdoor adventures, and playing soccer!
Christina Teach | Service Day Coordinator for site development | CTEACH@depaul.edu
Christina is a sophomore studying Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a minor in Relational Communication and this is her first year on the Service Day Team. She has always had a passion to serve her community, which became more evident her first year at DePaul. Her freshman year, she was part of the University Ministry EDGE team where she participated in weekly service around Chicago. She is now very excited to be part of the Service Day Team and will be assisting in coordinating with the community partners for each of our Service Days. Christina loves meeting new people, laughing, and serving! She believes Service Day Team will be a perfect outlet for that. If you ever see her around or need anything, be sure to say hi!
Jenna Chambers | Service Day Coordinator for site development | JCHAMB12@depaul.edu
Hi! My name is Jenna and I a sophomore at DePaul University double majoring in Public Relations/Advertising & Journalism with a concentration in Latino Media and Communication Studies and a minor in Community Service Studies. This is my first year working on the Vincentian Service Day team and I am extremely excited to be serving as a service day coordinator for site development. On campus I am also a STARS peer mentor, member of DePaul Public Relations Student Society of America, and a DCSA volunteer for READS. I am passionate about serving the community and look forward to working on the VSD team and getting others excited about engaging in the community as well!
Liam Kemmy | Service Day Coordinator for site development |
My name is Liam Kemmy. I am a first year student at DePaul majoring in Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies with a minor in Community Service Studies and Spanish. This is my first year working on the Service Day Team and I'm focusing on Site Development. I feel very blessed and humbled to be working with such committed faculty and students. My passion for service and social justice is being well fed by the community at University Ministry and I look forward to having a successful Vincentian Service Day this year. You might see me a lot around University Ministry and the Steans Center so feel free to stay hi or introduce yourself!
Amal Saleh | Coordinator of Marketing & Leader Training | ASALEH7@depaul.edu
I am currently a senior studying Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies with a minor in Communication and Media Studies. This will be my fourth and final year on the Vincentian Service Day Team! Iím really sad that this will be my last year on the team, but excited to work more closely with new team members and mentor them for future Service Days. UMIN definitely brought out my passion for service and giving back to the community and I hope to continue my work once I graduate. This year I will continue handling marketing for VSD and Team Leader trainings. This year might be my last on the team, but itís going to be an amazing year, and Iím excited for it! Make sure to stop by the office and say hello, I love meeting new people!
Hanan Farhan | Coordinator of Sponsorship & Development | HFARHAN1@depaul.edu
Peace and Blessings! My name is Hanan and I am a student coordinator for Vincentian Service Day. I am studying Geography and GIS Technology and I love maps of planet EARTH! I appreciate the simple things in life and love making people smile. You can find me all around campus including DePaul's University Ministry office, the Geography Department, UMMA (United Muslims Moving Ahead), or sitting outside somewhere contemplating life! Come say hello!
Barthelemy Kabore | VSD/NSSD Web Developer | BKABORE@DEPAUL.edu
Hello, my name is Barthelemy. I am a graduate student at DePaul, College of Computer and Digital mastering in Information Systems, concentrating in Business/Systems Analysis. Working on Service Days is fun and exciting as well as educating. I am so grateful to be part of the Team. I will be graduating in June 2014 and I hope to participate in service days in the years to come!
Dasia Skinner | Asst. Site Developer and Marketer | DSKINNER@DEPAUL.edu
Hi, I'm Dasia! I'm at junior at DePaul studying Sociology with a minor in Psychology. Meditation and Music is my thing! I love to meditate, play the guitar and sing in my free time. I am an intern for Vincentian Commuters, where I advocate for commuters and build a community for us (I commute from 95th- South Side!). I am member of the Education Committee of the Chicago Coalition for the homeless where we advocate for homeless CPS students. I am passionate about helping others and pushing for equality and peace in our world. One step at a time we can overcome oppression and live in harmony. Vincentian Service Day is one of those steps and I'm happy to be part of it.
Jessenia Martinez | Art and Media Coordinator | JMART148@DEPAUL.edu
My name is Jessenia Martinez. I am a sophomore at DePaul majoring in Journalism, DM in Media Arts & Design with a minor in Latino Media Communications. I am the Art Coordinator this year in the Umin Ministry. I also have other positions on campus such as a S.T.A.R.S. Peer mentor, a Dialogue Demon Facilitator, a Peer guide for the Welcome Center and a Jumpstart Volunteer Coordinator. As you can see I have a lot of positions on campus, so I am always around no matter what day it is. It may seem like I am too busy to chat, but I always make room for anyone who wants to hang out and tell me about their day. I look forward to meeting you at VSD! If you have any creative ideas and you want to express them through art, please let me know. I would be more than happy to brainstorm with you and make it happen.
Kathleen Anaza | Assistant Site Developer and Marketer | KANAZA@depaul.edu
My name is Kat Anaza. I'm a third year participating in various cultural, linguistic and media studies. I am very passionate about social justice and community engagement. Working with UMIN has been a way to be involved in a community of individuals who share my similar passions. This is my second year on the service team. I work in various areas of promotions, PR and site development. I''m excited to be part VSD again and facilitate even more students having good VSD experiences.