The faithful, who by Baptism are incorporated into Christ and integrated into the People of God, are made sharers in their particular way in the priestly, prophetic, and kingly offices of Christ, and have their own part to play in the mission of the whole Christian people in the Church and in the world.
– LG 31
The laity can be called to cooperate with their pastors in the service of the ecclesial community, for the sake of its growth and life. This can be done through the exercise of different kinds of ministries according to the grace and charisms which the Lord has been pleased to bestow on them.
– Paul VI, EN 73
Undergraduate and graduate students serve as Student Directors and Coordinators in the Duke Catholic Center. They are an essential part of every aspect of ministry at Duke. They are responsible for assisting in the development of programs and coordinating student engagement in liturgy, justice and service, intellectual and spiritual formation, and community building. Through serving as a leader in the Catholic Center, these Student Directors live out the baptismal call, sharing gifts and talents within the Duke Catholic community with an eye toward lifelong service to the Church and the world.
Student Directors for 2016
Director for Freshman Outreach & Beach Weekend
Madison Rogers is a senior studying Biology and Statistics and is hoping to pursue a PhD in Biology following graduation. She is extremely passionate about all things Colorado, her home state, and loves spending time with her family. She is currently involved in basic science research on campus, and she enjoys hiking, skiing, and traveling in her free time. She has been looking forward to serving the Catholic community since she was a freshman and has seen her faith grow exponentially throughout college with the help of the Catholic community on campus. She can’t wait to get to know the freshman class, and she is beyond excited to plan the Beach Weekend 2016 retreat to the Outer Banks!
Directors of Liturgy
Ana Maganto Ramirez is a Cultural Anthropology and Political Science major with a minor in French Studies. She is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, but she currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her mother and grandmother. Outside of the Duke Catholic Center, she enjoys singing with the Duke Chorale and spending time with her sorority alpha Kappa Delta Phi. Ana originally became involved in the Catholic community at Duke through Liturgy and is excited to take on an even larger role in this essential and special part of our faith. Moreover, she is excited to work as Stewardship Director and continue to strengthen the Duke Catholic community’s bond between students and alumni.
Aristide Sangano is from Rwanda but his family now lives in Swaziland. He is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Energy Engineering. Aristide is currently involved with Duke Motorsports, as well as the intramural sports program where he is a soccer head official; he also enjoys playing and watching soccer. In his freshman year, Aristide’s involvement with the DCC was limited to attending mass on Sundays but he later decided to get more involved by taking part in the different programs that the DCC offers. He is grateful and excited for the opportunity to serve as Liturgy Director and he hopes to make an impact on the DCC liturgy this year.
Director of Tuesday Night Dinners
Keith is Durham native and is studying Mechanical Engineering. In addition to his leadership in the Duke Catholic Center, he is heavily involved with Duke Motorsports, a club that builds a race car every year. If he’s not building a car, studying, playing IM sports for the Catholic Center (or sleeping) — you can find him with the Tuesday Night Dinner team in the kitchen of the Falcone-Arena House cooking dinner for Duke students. He’s very excited for the meals this upcoming semester and hopes you’re hungry!
Director of Service and Interfaith
TuanDat Nguyen is a senior from Seattle, Washington, studying Global Health and Psychology. He has been a coordinator for the social justice arm of the DCC’s Encounter program since it began his freshman year, and TuanDat looks forward to continuing the ministry of service and social justice as a Student Director. The foundation for his service has always been a preferential option for the poor, as Jesus explains in Matthew 25:40: “Amen, amen, I say to you: Whatever you did for the least of my brothers and sisters, you did for me.”