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Duchesne Center Office:
914-323-5447 (fax) 914-323-1268

Ms. Patricia Hess, Office Manager
Email: Duchesne@mville.edu

Mailing Address:
Duchesne Center
Manhattanville College
Founders G-20
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, New York  10577

 



Rev. Wil Tyrrell, S.A.
Director, Catholic Chaplain & Interfaith Coordinator, Director of Study Abroad
(914) 323-7178

wil.tyrrell@mville.edu

Father Wil Tyrrell, S.A., coordinates all interfaith and Catholic programs on campus and advises the Catholic Student Association. He teaches in the First year Program-Freshmen Seminar and lectures in World Religions at Manhattanville. Fr. Wil is also the Director of the Study Abroad Prgram on Campus. He celebrates Catholic mass with the Manhattanville community and serves at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church on 42nd Street in New York City. Fr. Tyrrell is also consultant to Ecumenical Trends, a board member of St. Christopher's Inn, a homeless shelter, and of Westchester Interfaith Clergy Network. In the summer, he lectures on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue for the Centro Pro Unione in Rome, Italy. He earned his BA in World Religion and Literature from SUNY at Stony Brook; MA in Philosophy and Biblical Studies from California State University and Fordham University, respectively; a M.Div. in Theology from Catholic University; and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation.

Craig Donnelly, Jr.
Community Service Coordinator

(914) 323-5223
craig.donnelly@mville.edu

Craig Kevin Sevilla Donnelly, Jr. coordinates community service activities for the Duchesne Center seven days a week and has been especially successful in the enhancement of varied community partnerships and programming. He serves as the club advisor for Gospel Choir, Student Government, Minds in Motion, and Latin Student Association. Craig facilitates service-related workshops for the Office of Residence Life, SUNY Purchase, Yonkers Partners in Education, and the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs & Services. He coordinates student participation in the Hatton W. Sumners Student Leadership Conference-U.T./Austin, the New Orleans and Romero Center-Camden Service Learning Trips. Craig also directs a play per semester that benefits the cast kids program. Craig is a member of the Westchester Not-for-Profit Alliance, the Florida National Broadcasting Society, and the Backstage Theater Group of New York. He earned his BA in Communication from Kean University, New Jersey.

Kristina Hernandez

Muslim Chaplain
(914) 323-5186

krisitna.hernandez@mville.edu

Kristina Hernandez is an alumnus of Manhattanville College, class of 2006, earning a B.A. in sociology and a minor in world religions. After years of social activism Kristina founded Sankofa Institute for Youth Development, a non-profit 501 c(3) organization dedicated to motivating and supporting youth in Union City, NJ to become young adults who strive to make the world a better place. In 2007, Kristina was recognized by Do Something Inc. and GameStop as someone under 25 making change in their community. Most recently she worked as a Health Educator at Urban Health Plan, a federally qualified community health center in the South Bronx. Kristina studied Quran and Hadith at the Islamic Center at New York University under Sheikh Khalil Abdur-Rashid earning two ijazas (permission to teach) in hadith studies. Kristina has spoken at various universities, the Inspiring Muslim Youth Conference and the National Islamic Council of North America Convention. She is excited to be at Manhattanville and is eager to connect with students. Her interests include writing, Latin American politics and travel.

Rev. Gawain deLeeuv, Episcopal Priest
gawain@gmail.com

914-323-5186 

 Protestant Chaplain is an ordained Episcopal priest of the diocese of New York and presently the rector at St. Bartholomew’s Church in White Plains. He has served churches in Seattle and Korea; He graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Oberlin College, awarded the Master in Divinity degree at the University of Chicago, and received his Anglican Studies certificate at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church. He was graduated with his Doctor in Ministry in Congregational Development at Seabury-Western Seminary. He is currently the Dean of the Westchester Central Clericus, and president of the White Plains Religious Leaders. He serves on the board of the Westchester Housing Action Council and Meals on Wheels. He is a founding member of the Garrison Institute’s Clergy Initiative.