About University Ministry

We, as University Ministry, value:

Belonging – Our mission calls us to build authentic relationships and inclusive spaces. This work is guided by Ignatian discernment, a Mercy spirit of hospitality, cultural humility and the inherent dignity of each person.

Service and Justice - Our mission calls us to be global citizens living, learning, working and advocating with and for our sisters and brothers in Detroit, in our country and in the world. This work is rooted in prayer, reflection and love and challenges us to care for all of creation with compassion and justice.

Spiritual Development - Our mission calls us to grow into an adult faith, within the context of our own faith tradition. This work is rooted in love, compassion, and action through individual and communal prayer, worship, reflection, and experience.

Meet the staff

Director

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Anita Klueg
Director of University Ministry
313-993-1667
kluegag@udmercy.edu

University Ministers

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Daniel Greig
University Minister, Music Ministry (Part-Time)
313-993-1560
greigda@udmercy.edu

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Salena Ibrahim
Associate University Minister
313-993-1560
ministry@udmercy.edu

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Erin McDonald
University Minister for Service and Justice
313-993-1560
mcdonaej@udmercy.edu

University Ministry Student Interns 2020-21

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Marina Mahmud,
2nd year Business Administration
mahmudmn@udmercy.edu

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Sebastian Rodriguez,
2nd year Architecture
rodrigsl@udmercy.edu

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Dalonzo Curges,
4th year Political Science
curgesdt@udmercy.edu

For Pastoral Conversations

University Ministry staff members are available for individual conversations — these can be serious, light or anything in between. Appointments can be set up ahead of time by contacting a university minister, but drop-ins are always welcome.

University ministers can assist you with transitions, evolving relationships and other life issues. They also foster prayer and faith development and discernment about your life direction, career or vocation.

For Confession

Reconciliation will be offered periodically throughout the year in St. Ignatius Chapel. Or contact the Jesuit community below:

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Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J.
* Charles T. Fisher III Chair of Business Ethics
313-993-1195
cavanagf@udmercy.edu

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Simon Hendry, S.J.
Director, Catholic Studies Program
313-578-0352
hendrysi@udmercy.edu

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Fr. Joel Medina, S.J.
College of Health Professions and University Ministry
joelmedianbc@gmail.com

For Spiritual Direction