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

Small Group Leaders for Fall 2020

At the heart of our formation of students as disciples is our Small Group Ministry. Both graduates and undergraduates have been tasked with meeting the spiritual needs of our community by gathering once a week with their peers to encounter Christ in Scripture. Through diligent prayer and personal outreach, these student leaders form the heartbeat of our Catholic community, and are helping to shape the future of the Church at Duke and beyond.

Undergraduate Small Group Leaders
  • Michaela Reinhart ’21
  • Paige Bartusiak ’23
  • Alina Perez ’21
  • Dominic Tanzillo ’21
  • Will Yoh ’22
  • Kyla Brezitski ’21
  • John Markis ’21
  • Terry Lindsay ’21
  • Mark Birmingham ’21
  • Mackenzie Pluck ’22
  • Luke Jackson ’23
  • Naima Turbes ’23
  • Marco Gonzalez ’21
  • Anthony Cardellini ’21
Graduate Small Group Leaders
  • Michael Freeman, PhD Cand. ’24
  • Natalie Gasparowicz, PhD Cand. ’24
  • Neil Gallagher, PhD Cand. ’22
  • Arinze Okafor, PhD Cand. ’26
  • Nancy Corsi, PhD Cand. ’24

Student Directors for 2020

Undergraduate and graduate students also 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 in their respective ministries, these Student Directors live out the baptismal call, sharing personal gifts and talents within the Duke Catholic community with an eye toward lifelong service to the Church and the world.

Directors of Liturgy

Sophia Mascarena ’21

Elizabeth Bartusiak ’21
Sophia Mascarena ’21

Director of Service and Social Justice

Kyle Tran

Director of Networking

Ana Bambrick-Santoyo

Director of Music Ministry

Gaby McDonald