UMM About Us

About Us

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UMM Mission

The Purpose of the University Mission & Ministry is to make visible and tangible the
Incarnate Word of God in the Univeristy.

We do this by:

Engaging University life through prayer, liturgy, outreach, faith development, and pastoral care. While expressing a Catholic identity and the Incarnational spirituality of the founding Sisters, we are enriched by the religious tradition of each individual. Mission & Ministry seeks to empower this community to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ by facilitating initiatives of service, peace, and justice.

Student Peer Ministry interns are an integral part of this ministry and their growth in faith and development of leadership skills is a core aspect of our ministry. Together, the professional staff and student Ministry Interns seek to extend an invitation to all students, faculty, and staff to explore formative issues of faith, values, and purpose.

University Mission & Ministry Team

Sr. Walter Maher, CCVI 

VP for Mission & Ministry

(210) 829-3939

Brenda Dimas

Administrative Assistant

(210) 829-3128

Josh Welker

Coordinator of Mission & Ministry at the School of Physical Therapy

(210) 842-7254

Fr. James Mark Adame,O.SS.T.

Associate Chaplain

(210) 428-1787

Fr. Thomas Dymowski, O.SS.T.


(210) 829-3131

Elisabeth “Beth” Villarreal

Director of Campus Ministry

(210) 829-2736

Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander

Protestant Chaplain

(210) 829-3130

Lena Gokelman

Director of Music Ministries

(210) 832-3207

Carmen Aguilera

Liturgy & Music Assistant

(210) 832-3207