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Campus Ministry Team
Peter Sanneman is the Campus Minister of Mission. He implements, with the Campus Minister for Outreach and Campus Ministry Assistant, the Retreat Program, coordinates our liturgical life, and ensures the celebration and continuation of our Holy Cross charism. Mr. Sanneman graduated from Fordham University in 2012 with a Bachelor degree in Theology and Philosophy and a minor in Psychology. While at Fordham, he served in a leadership capacity in retreat ministry, liturgical ministry, and Christian Life Communities. He served for a year as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, working for the St. Francis Mission, a Jesuit faith-based non-profit on the Rosebud Native American reservation in South Dakota, where he taught religion to students from kindergarten through adulthood, operated a suicide hotline, worked at a radio station, and coordinated parish events. Mr. Sanneman is a native of Maryland and is excited to be back “home”.
Rachel Longest is the Campus Minister for Outreach. She is responsible for leading the Holy Cross Service Program and for implementing, with the Campus Minister of Mission and the Campus Ministry Assistant, the Retreat Program. Ms. Longest has been blessed to travel the world as a volunteer to serve others and share life with them. While a student at Xavier University, she spent four months in Nepal for an Academic Service Learning Semester. After completing her Bachelor degree in Theology, she spent two years living in Pohnpei, Micronesia as a volunteer teacher. In the years since, she has taken part in and led service experiences to Belize, Mexico, New Orleans, Leland, MS, Clintwood, VA, and throughout the DC Metro area. In the Spring of 2013, she completed her Master's in Pastoral Studies at Loyola University New Orleans.
Sandra Herndon is the Campus Ministry Assistant. She provides administrative support for the Campus Ministry Program. She is the point of contact for students and parents regarding questions and concerns. Mrs. Herndon is the mother of three children, two of whom graduated from Bishop McNamara. She worked in the administrative offices of Bishop McNamara from 1991 until she “retired” in 2010.She returned in 2012 to assist in the Campus Ministry Office. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics from Hood College in 1968and a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Felician College in 2011. Her home is in Shady Side…on the Chesapeake Bay.