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October 30, 2017 – Emma Gallagher, Deacon Brendan McAleer, C.S.C., and Rev. Jarrod Waugh, C.S.C. have been appointed Associate Campus Ministers in the J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center at King’s College. They will be primarily responsible for developing formative spiritual programming for the College’s students, faculty, and staff, and providing pastoral guidance on campus.

Gallagher will develop reflection and retreat opportunities focused on women’s spirituality, oversee student peer ministry programs, coordinate retreat and faith sharing experiences for students, and interfaith activities. 

Prior to coming to King’s, Gallagher served as an assistant director of Campus Ministry at Anna Maria College in Massachusetts, where she coordinated service trips around the country and abroad, campus events, and student programs. She also developed volunteer opportunities in the greater Worcester community for Anna Maria College and Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. 

She earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology/theology from Anna Maria College and a bachelor’s degree in media studies with a minor in politics from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C, where she began her career as a student minister. 

Deacon McAleer and Father Waugh will be responsible for the training and formation of liturgical ministers and the development of the college’s retreat and pilgrimage programs. They will preside and preach at College liturgies and serve as Religious in Residence in Holy Cross Hall.

Deacon McAleer professed his final vows at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame in September. He previously served in various ministries in South Bend, Ind., including RCIA Instructor at St. Casimir Parish and assisting at St. Joseph Parish. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree in theology from Holy Cross College and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. He also studied philosophy at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and religious studies at Jnana-Deepa-Vidyapeeth in India. Deacon McAleer will be ordained a priest in April at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Father Waugh previously served as Associate Director of Vocations for the U.S. Province of Priests and Brothers, Congregation of Holy Cross; Parochial Vicar, at Christ the King Catholic Church in South Bend, Ind.; and as assistant rector and formation team member at the University of Notre Dame. 

He has taught at Christ the King School and was a guest catechist for sacramental preparation for Campus Ministry’s “Short Course” program at the University of Notre Dame. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. 

Emma Gallagher

Deacon Brendan McAleer, C.S.C.

Rev. Jarrod Waugh