Deacon Paul Covino
Deacon Paul Covino has been Director of Campus Ministry since 2014. In addition to directing a wonderful staff, he oversees liturgy and Christian Initiation and is the moderator for AC Allies. Paul grew up in Shrewsbury, went to college at Georgetown University, and received his M.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He previously worked at Georgetown University, Boston College, the College of the Holy Cross, and parishes in Washington DC and Arlington MA. Paul writes a column for “Today’s Liturgy” magazine, is principal author of “Celebrating Marriage: A Workbook for Engaged Couples,” and serves as a deacon in the Diocese of Worcester. Paul and his wife Anne live in Worcester and have four grown sons.
Stephanie McCaffrey is Associate Director of Campus Ministry and has been at Assumption since 2000. She received her M.Div. from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and her B.A. from Washington and Lee University. After college, she did a year of post-graduate volunteer work with Providence House in New Rochelle, NY and taught at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School in Brooklyn. Stephanie’s primary responsibilities are directing Assumption’s retreat program and the SEARCH program, which provides Confirmation retreats to parishes in the Diocese of Worcester. Stephanie has served as an advisor on many SEND service immersion trips, is responsible for Campus Ministry’s social media presence, and offers pastoral counseling and spiritual direction to students. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, photography, and spending time with her husband, Tony.
Vincent Sullivan-Jacques is Assistant Director of Campus Ministry and Director of Volunteer Outreach and Community Engagement and has been at Assumption since 2009. He received his M.Ed. in Religious Education and B.A. in Theology with minors in Health Sciences and Film Studies from Boston College. Vinnie served in AmeriCorps at Peace Games where he taught K-8th grade students peace-making and conflict resolution skills, and taught at St. Peter-Marian High School in Worcester. He directs the SEND Service Immersion trip program and the Reach Out Center, co-chairs the Social Justice Committee, and serves on the Recycling/Sustainability Committee. He enjoys spending time with family, being active in social justice activities around Worcester, encouraging adult catechesis, and coaching lacrosse. Vincent lives in Worcester with his wife and three children.
Fr. Ronald Sibugan, AA
Fr. Ronald Sibugan, AA has been a Campus Minister at Assumption since 2013. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering at Polytechnic University of the Philippines, his B.A. in Philosophy at St. John Seminary, and his M.Div. and ThM from the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. Fr. Ron oversees Agape Latte, Candlelight Prayer, Ignitus, and the Men’s Discernment Group. He is the chaplain for several athletics teams and advises the Peer Ministry program in conjunction with Residential Life. Fr. Ron lives in Plough Hall and serves as the Minister-in-Residence for the Village. He also serves as vocation director for the Assumptionist Community, and enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking Filipino food, and spending time with his Assumptionist brothers.
Joe Kwiatkowski is the Director of Liturgical Music at Assumption College and started in August 2018. Joe has degrees in Music and Latin from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT and studied at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He has provided music ministry in Congregationalist, Baptist, United Methodist and Catholic churches, and has participated in many musical theater performances in Western New York and Vermont on both piano and brass instruments. Joe’s primary responsibilities are providing and directing the music in the chapel. Joe also serves as a Minister-in- Residence. In his spare time, he enjoys visiting Major League Baseball Parks.
Scott Brill has served part-time as a Campus Minister at Assumption since 2012. His work includes leading the Monday night Bible Study discussions, developing contemporary worship events, and helping to connect non-Catholic Christian students to Campus Ministry. For the past 30 years, Scott has served in various capacities with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an interdenominational ministry on colleges and universities throughout the U.S. A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he is deeply committed to the unity of the Christian Church and works nationally to develop opportunities for reconciliation between Evangelicals and Roman Catholics through missional partnerships. Scott and his wife Claire live in Worcester and have three grown daughters.
Rachel Dean has served as a part time Campus Minister at Assumption and a Minister-in-Residence since 2017. Her work includes leading Bible Studies and GIGs (Groups Investigating God) for student athletes, serving as a chaplain for several athletic teams, and serving as a Minister in Residence for Alumni and Desautels Halls. Rachel is a campus staff minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an interdenominational ministry on colleges and universities throughout the United States, and before coming to Assumption she worked with the InterVarsity chapters at Smith College and Mount Holyoke College.
Sandra Bousquet has been the Administrative Assistant to Campus Ministry since 2011. She is a graduate of Becker Junior College and worked in the banking and engineering industries before coming to Assumption in 2007. Sandy began her work on campus as an Administrative Assistant in the President’s Office, followed by a year in the Dean of Undergraduate Studies Office. She also serves as Administrative Assistant to the Board of Trustees. Sandy oversees the student workers in Campus Ministry and welcomes guests and visitors to the Tinsley Campus Ministry Center.