Duchesne Center Office:
Susana Valenzuela, Office Manager
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.
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 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
Rabbi Wendy Drucker Pein
Rabbi Pein is a highly energetic and passionate teacher of Judaism and builder of community. She is devoted to re-invigorating Jewish communities by revealing the relevance of Jewish thought and practices to our modern 21st century lives.
Rabbi Wendy earned a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and an M. HL for Rabbic Ordination from Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. Rabbi Pein has ministered as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Adat Chaverim in Plano, Texas; Associate Rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El of Rey, New York; and , an instructor for the Union for Reform Judaism of New York.
Presently, Rabbi Wendy is involved in Chai Mitzvah, an exciting new initiative which seeks to re-engage Jews in synagogue and Jewish communal life. The basic premise is that adult Jews be provided an opportunity to continue learning about Judaism from an age relevant perspective so that they come to see the relevance of Judaism to their personal circumstances. I work with local rabbis, lay leaders who serve as mentors, and community leaders to launch and implement this initiative at various Westchester synagogues.