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Duchesne Center Office:    Founders Gallery
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, S.A., is the director of the Duchesne Center for religion & social justice and the office of Study Abroad. He is an ordained Roman Catholic Franciscan priest who coordinates interfaith and Catholic programs on campus and advises the Catholic Student Association. He lectures in World Religions at Manhattanville.  He celebrates Catholic mass with the Manhattanville community and serves the Hispanic community of Holy Cross Church on 42nd Street in New York City. Fr. Tyrrell is a board member of St. Christopher's Inn, a homeless shelter, and Westchester Interfaith Clergy Network. In the summer, he lectures on World Religions, Interreligious and intercultural 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 Biblical Studies at Fordham University;  M.Div. in Theology from Catholic University; MA in Philosophy from UCALState-LA; and, a Doctorate in Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Intercultural Dialogue.

Craig Donnelly, Jr.
Community Service Coordinator

(914) 323-5223

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, Minds in Motion, and Christian Fellowship. 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.

Usman Khan, Muslim Chaplain

(914) 323-5186

Ethan Behling, Jewish Chaplain (Hillel)

ethan.Behling@mville.edu    (914-323-5186)

Ethan Behling serves as the Duchesne Center’s Jewish Chaplain. He advises Manhattanville’s Hillel chapter, the student-run organization for Jewish life on campus, as well as creating and enriching Jewish programming on campus. In addition to working with the Duchesne Center, Ethan also works as a program director for Hillels of Westchester, coordinating Jewish student life at SUNY Purchase, Sarah Lawrence College, and Pace University in Pleasantville. Ethan volunteers with Taglit-Birthright Israel and regularly leads trips to Israel for college students and young professionals. He has spent time traveling the country independently and volunteering in the northern Israeli city of Tzfat, and often spends summers restoring old synagogues and Jewish cemeteries in Connecticut and Israel. Ethan graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in political science.


Rev. Gawain deLeeuv, Episcopal Priest


Gawain deLeeuv 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.