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  Gatekeeper's LodgeMeet the Staff

Location: Gatekeeper's Lodge

Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

The Campus Ministry staff welcomes drop-in visits, informal meetings, and chat sessions, or students may make appointments as their schedule allows.  Snacks, coffee and other freebees are always on hand.  A comfortable prayer and reflection room is available upstairs.




Jeff Schaffer

Jeff Schaffer

joined GCU in 2013 as the Director of Campus Ministry.  He has a masters in Pastoral Studies and has served as a campus minister for more than 20 years. Jeff welcomes visitors to his office and is available as a resource to groups and individuals who wish to grow spiritually. He sees developing student leadership as a key aspect of his work. Jeff has been married to Carol, his partner in faith since 1985. In his spare time, he can be found birding or walking a Flat-coated Retriever named Brigid.

Mr. Jeff Schaffer, Director

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Father Anthony DiPalma

is the Chaplain for Georgian Court University where he also teaches Italian. After completing undergraduate studies at Seton Hall University, Father Anthony was ordained in May of 1973. Over the years he has served in several parishes in New Jersey and also did retreat work and spiritual direction at the Saint Joseph by the Sea Retreat house in Mantoloking NJ. Father Anthony did his graduate studies at Columbia University in New York where he received a Masters Degree in Italian Literature. In his spare time, Fr. Anthony enjoys reading, traveling, the beach and especially New York Yankees baseball.

Rev. Anthony DiPalma, Chaplain


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Mrs. Kathleen Brum

joined the Library Staff of Georgian Court College in 1992 and went on to help in Campus Ministry in 2002.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology with minors in Business and Holistic Health from Georgian Court University.  She has been married to her husband, Pete, since 1974 and has three children.  Kathleen is a resident of Ocean County and parishioner of St. Justin's, Toms River.  She enjoys reading, travel, crocheting, the beach, Rutgers Football and playing with her two granddaughters and grandson. Kathleen has just received a certificate for her 22 years of service to GCU.

Kathleen Brum, Staff Assistant



 Natalya Bencivenga

Natalya is Campus Ministry Coordinator.  She will help students, faculty and staff worship through music during Sunday Masses.  If you have talent singing or playing a musical instrument, please contact her for information about getting involved!

Music Ministry Coordinator

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