The Student Ministry team dedicates their time, energy, talent, and prayer to be Servant Leaders of the Newman Center. Their mission, starting in 1966, is to build a community that grows in friendship, faith, and service. As leaders of their ministry, they act as coordinators, mentors, and friends. They steward a community that is welcoming to all, embraces diversity, and serves others with compassion. A community where all can develop an authentic relationship with Christ by knowing, experiencing, studying, and sharing God with one another.

Liturgy Committee

Emmanuel Reza
Emmanuel RezaStudent Minister of Liturgy
Michael Hench
Michael HenchStudent Minister of Liturgy
Melanie Reyes
Melanie ReyesStudent Minister of Liturgy

The Liturgy Committee creates spaces and opportunities for people to pray and worship, primarily through Eucharistic celebrations and other sacraments. We celebrate Masses throughout the year and plan on-campus Masses for the student community. We also provide opportunities for liturgical ministry and music ministry.

Spirituality Committee

Berenice Cervantes
Berenice CervantesStudent Minister of Spirituality
Brian Nguyen
Brian NguyenStudent Minister of Spirituality
Junior Lerma
Junior LermaStudent Minister of Spirituality
Kyle Desiderio
Kyle DesiderioStudent Minister of Spirituality

The Spirituality Committee engages students to grow in their Catholic faith, both spiritually and intellectually. We put on group prayer events throughout the year such as adoration and accompany students in their journey with Christ.

Social Justice Committee

Ashly Nicole Leos
Ashly Nicole LeosStudent Minister of Social Justice
Sofia De La Cruz
Sofia De La CruzStudent Minister of Social Justice

The Social Justice Committee helps each community member discern and answer his or her call to live their faith through action. By recognizing Jesus in our neighbors, we can extend our hearts and our faith towards helping them experience Jesus’ love. We do this by coordinating and participating in events that spread the love of God through action and improve the well-being of those less fortunate both locally and across the border.

Community Life Committee

Brosnan Elrod
Brosnan ElrodStudent Minister of Community Life
Bryan Lopez
Bryan LopezStudent Minister of Community Life
Maddie Yamamoto
Maddie YamamotoStudent Minister of Community Life
Mikey Serrano
Mikey SerranoStudent Minister of Community Life

The Community Life Committee builds strong ties within the faith community by providing regular social gatherings outside of Mass. We host Thursday Night Dinners and facilitate intramural sports and retreats. We are always open to new ideas to strengthen friendship and learning throughout the week.

Communications Committee

Emily Downey
Emily DowneyStudent Minister of Communications
Liliana Erazo
Liliana ErazoStudent Minister of Communications
Mary Tran
Mary TranStudent Minister of Communications

The Communication Committee advertises events, publishes the Newman News, maintains social media accounts, creates media content, designs swag, and coordinates and maintains photographs and videos.

Christian Life Community (CLC) Committee

Ashlee Estrada
Ashlee EstradaStudent Minister of Christian Life Community (CLC)
Matthew Tu
Matthew TuStudent Minister of Christian Life Community (CLC)
Olivia Solorzano
Olivia SolorzanoChristian Life Community (CLC) Facilitator
Lily Valdrez
Lily ValdrezChristian Life Community (CLC) Facilitator

The Christian Life Community (CLC) Committee provides opportunities for others to grow in faith through small groups and 1:1.