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​FaithWorks Student Coordinators

Student Coordinators for FaithWorks work closely with the Campus Minister for Local Service to plan and prepare the service-immersion experience in August, to build community among trip participants, and to raise awareness about social issues in Providence, R.I. They are responsible for finding creative ways to build community among FaithWorks team members and for assisting with reflection during the program.


Bridgette Clarke

Bridgette is a rising sophomore from the small town of Laytonsville, Maryland, currently majoring in Theology. Bridgette is an active member of Campus Ministry involved in Peer Ministry, PC for Life, and Liturgical Ministries. She also teaches religious education, which she loves! Outside of Campus Ministry, Bridgette sings in the all-girl A Cappella group Anaclastic and plays on an intramural volleyball team with her friends. Bridgette's favorite TV show is Downton Abbey, and she listens to John Denver on repeat. As a participant on FaithWorks, she loved every minute of it and is now so excited to share the gift that is this program with the incoming freshmen!

Favorite thing about Providence: The people! 1)The Dominicans are absolute rockstars! I didn't know what a Dominican was until coming here and now feel so blessed to learn from them everyday. They are wonderful professors, friends, and mentors. 2) The friends that I have made here are compassionate, silly, inspiring, and simply fun to be with! I am so thankful for them.

One thing not to forget: Never forget who you are and what you value. Also, never forget Old Bay (spice up your life!)


Michelle-edited.jpgMichelle Desjardins

Michelle is a rising junior from North Port, Florida, and is pursuing History and American Studies majors and a dance minor. She is involved in Dance Club, Friar Faithful, Leadership Fellows, the “best” women’s intramural flag football team (Go Hail Marys!), and various Campus Ministry clubs, like Youth Ministry and PC for Life. Michelle loves Disney movies, Harry Potter, and all things Boston sports. She is always up for an adventure in the city or a trip to LaSalle! This is her first FaithWorks experience and she cannot wait for the incredible memories they will all make!

Favorite thing about Providence: As cliché as it sounds, the family atmosphere at PC is truly special. There are so many people on this campus that are always willing to give a helping hand, and all the friendly faces truly make this campus seem like a second home. It is such a warm and welcoming environment, and I love my Friar Family!

One thing not to forget: Cozy blankets, coffee, and a smile!




Courtney-edited.jpgCourtney Gareau

Courtney is a rising junior from Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and is majoring in Biology with a Theology minor. She hopes to become a high school Biology teacher. Around campus, Courtney is an Admissions Ambassador, Eucharistic Minister, and Lector. She is also on the Exec Board for PC for Life, teaches CCD at a local parish, and participated in Habitat for Humanity during Spring Break. Courtney participated in FaithWorks her freshman year and is so excited to be a leader in this amazing program. PC has become Courtney’s second home over the past two years, and she is excited to welcome this year’s freshmen to the wonderful PC campus and the Friar Family.

Favorite thing about Providence: The PC community! The people – friends, professors, and faculty – are what make PC such an amazing place. You can’t walk from one place to another on campus without seeing someone that you know, which is such an amazing feeling!

One thing not to forget: Rain boots, travel coffee mugs, an open mind and a smile!





Faith Krefft

Faith is a rising junior from Plymouth, MA in pursuit of a Biology major. At PC, she is most involved with clubs within Campus Ministry, including STOP Hunger, Community Life, and Liturgical Ministries. She also strives to dedicate as much time as possible to volunteering with service work, on and off campus. Faith was a former FaithWorks participant, and is excited to be a coordinator this year, welcoming the newest members of the Providence College community into the FaithWorks family! Faith is also an avid sports lover, and participating in intramural sports is one of her favorite activities on campus! Go Friars!

Favorite thing about Providence: My favorite thing about the city is knowing that going on an adventure is just one car ride/walk away! There are so many hidden gems to be found in the city of Providence, and I love knowing that there’s always a new adventure to go on!

One thing not to forget: An open mind and heart wherever you go, it will get you far in life!




Keith-edited.jpgKeith Lee

Keith is a rising sophomore from Doylestown, Pennsylvania (just outside of Philly).  He is majoring in Psychology with the Neuroscience certificate on the pre-med track.  He participated in FaithWorks as a freshman and is very excited to be a coordinator!  Keith is a member of PC for Life, Gaelic Society, and STOP Hunger, and loves to volunteer for My Brother’s Keeper and Elderly Outreach through Campus Ministry.  In his spare time, Keith can be found going on a run, being outside, or watching one of his favorite shows, The Office or Parks and Recreation.   


Favorite thing about Providence: The sense of community, seeing new and old friends everywhere you go, and the endless opportunities to get involved both on campus and around the world.


One thing not to forget: Keeping an open mind and never being afraid to do something new and exciting! 



Kasey McCrossen

Kasey is a rising senior from Smithtown, New York with a Humanities major and Theology minor. At PC, she is involved in PC Republicans, Campus Ministry's PC for Life, Publicity, and Liturgical Ministries as a Eucharistic Minister. Last fall semester, she studied abroad in Galway, Ireland and was able to travel to other countries such as Scotland, The Netherlands, England, and Northern Ireland. The opportunity she had through study abroad was definitely the best experience of her life. She looks forward to returning to Ireland one day to pursue a master’s degree and possibly a career.

Favorite thing about Providence: I love how Providence has a campus that isn't too overwhelming or too big. I also love how there are various clubs, sports, and activities that are for everyone. PC has become my home away from home where I have been able to grow and be challenged spiritually and intellectually, create unforgettable memories, and make lifelong friends.

One thing not to forget: A Keurig. It always comes in handy when you need to wake up for those 8:30 classes or when you are up late studying in your dorm. 



Alex Napoli

Alex is a rising junior from Naperville, Illinois. He is a Business Management major with a Finance minor. At PC, Alex is involved in Club Rugby, Liturgical Choir, and Knights of Columbus. He is a former FaithWorks participant and is very involved in PC Campus Ministry. Over the summer he works for a landscaping construction company and loves spending time on lake Geneva. Some of his favorite activities include boating, sailing, staying in shape, cooking, college football, and hunting down awesome restaurants in Providence. Definitely check out Federal Hill! His favorite places at PC are the Koi pond, Ruane, and the Chapel.

Favorite thing about Providence: Campus in the fall and spring is amazing, and being just a RIPTA ride away from so many opportunities and adventures.

One thing not to forget: A little bit of home and 3-prong extension cords. 




Tom Nee

Tom is a rising sophomore from Winthrop, Massachusetts, planning on majoring in Political Science or Theology but who knows what he’ll find himself doing. He loves all things New England, from cranberries to coffee milk. You can often catch him in Campus Ministry or on the Dunkin' Donuts webcam. At PC he is involved with Elderly Outreach, the Peer Ministry program, and pickin' 'n’ strummin' during Praise and Worship in the chapel. He attended FaithWorks his freshman year and is amped for an even better year of the program.

Favorite thing about Providence: Nothing beats a good trip to Taco Bell in the mall with some friends. Live Más.

One thing not to forget: Your Friar family has always got your back.


Katey Santilli

Katey is a rising senior from Cranston, Rhode Island (only 20 minutes south!), and is pursuing degrees in Music and Theology with a minor in Mathematics. Katey is a member of Campus Ministry Council, and can be found planning, shopping, or cooking for an event at any given moment. As a student working in Campus Ministry, Katey enjoys long walks to the Copy Center, the bank, the Office of Mission and Ministry, and performing menial, but meaningful, tasks at the request of her bosses. Katey is also a member of the Symphonic Band and Orchestra on campus. Some of her interests include her grandfather, the TV drama The West Wing, doing the dishes, and waking up before the sun rises.

Favorite thing about Providence: The Providence skyline as you come around the Thurber's Avenue Curve (Exit 18) on 95 North. When I see the skyline I know I am heading back to a place that I have made into a home. There is no greater sense of relief and excitement to get to the rise in the highway and to see the steeple of the Chapel, the top of my mother's office building, and the big blue bug.

One thing not to forget: Your game face! Always play to win, because everyday is game day in Friartown. #gofriars #heartandsoul #bleedblackandwhite





Jon Van Beaver

Jon is a rising senior from Wilbraham, Massachusetts pursuing a degree in Business Management. On campus Jon is involved with the Amos House Tutoring Program, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, the Jamaica Immersion Program, Student Alumni Association, and intramural sports. Jon loves to travel and  had a great time studying abroad last fall in London, England. He is psyched  to go to Jamaica this summer to volunteer with underprivileged kids. Interesting facts about Jonathan include his two uvulas, ability to wiggle his ears, and weird habit of drinking a gallon of milk everyday. This is Jon's first FaithWorks experience and he is very excited to meet the incoming freshmen and have an awesome week!

Favorite thing about Providence: The amazing people that make up the great community of Providence College, the gym, and chicken nugget Thursdays.

One thing not to forget: You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.



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