The Wake Forest Catholic Community is led by a team of student leaders who provide pastoral leadership and creative programming for the community. They facilitate small groups, coordinate retreats, and plan social events so that everyone can find a way to explore and integrate their faith with their lives.
President – Alison Hoffer – Class of 2018
Vice President – Alex Morgan – Class of 2019
Treasurer – Matthew Sweeney – Class of 2018
Secretary – Kelly O’Sullivan – Class of 2019
Peer Ministry Co-Chair – Morgan Briggs – Class of 2019
Peer Ministry Co-Chair – Francis Sto. Domingo – Class of 2019
Peer Minister – Janay Williams – Class of 2018
Peer Minister – Karen Gusmer – Class of 2019
Peer Minister – Grace Russell – Class of 2020
Peer Minister – Rob Michele – Class of 2020
Peer Minister – Dan Sullivan – Class of 2020
Peer Minister – Owen Brancatella – Class of 2020
Peer Minister – John Scott Galle – Class of 2018
Peer Minister – Abigail Coelho – Class of 2018 (Abroad for Spring 2017)
Wake Forest Catholic Community Staff
From Lagos, Nigeria, Father Marcel was ordained in 2003. After which he served as Personal Secretary to the Archbishop of Lagos, and also Archdiocesan Secretary and Master of Ceremonies for 7 years. He edited and published a collection of the Cardinal’s messages, homilies, and speeches. He also published three other books including a book of his personal poems.
Following his archdiocesan services in Nigeria, Father Marcel came to the United States to pursue a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Fordham University, New York, and is now working on his Doctoral Degree in Pastoral Psychology. While studying at Fordham, he served as Parochial Vicar at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Manhattan and as Director of Religious Education in the Parish.
Having experienced God’s love as a small boy and through the years, especially from the example of other priests reaching out to those in need, Father Marcel is happy to be among university students today, spreading that love and faith.
Catholic Campus Minister – Fr. Marcel Amadi
The WFCC is also led by Liz Orr, the Director of Catholic Programming for the Office of the Chaplain. In partnership with the Diocese of Charlotte, Liz provides programmatic support, fundraising resources, leadership development, and pastoral care for the community. Liz is originally from outside of Boston, where she earned her Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Liz loves swimming, netflix binges, stand up comedy, and spending time at the dog park with her pup Olive.
Director of Catholic Programming – Liz Orr
The WFCC is provided generous pastoral care in large part by Olive. Olive is part schnauzer, part mini pinscher, and all stubborn. She is often found in Liz’s office, and she loves belly rubs and treats. She is working on her obedience training, and has mastered sit, down, and stay, as long as there is a treat involved. Her favorite activities include chewing up her mothers blinds, digging, and wrestling with bigger dogs at the dog park.
Pastoral Associate – Olive