The role of a Campus Minister

The role of a Campus Minister
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Douglas Brittain

As part of our focus this school year on Learning to Love and Loving to Learn through Honouring our Legacy and Celebrating our Diversity please join me in welcoming Mr. Ryan Colond, our new Campus Minister and our new Head of the Religion Department. Our legacy as a Catholic school will indeed be honoured and continued with the addition of Mr. Colond to our community.
He joins Seisen international School with a background in theology and a wide experience in religious education and catechesis, as well as being a director of religious programmes and a director of faith development.


Initially Mr. Colond will be focused on getting to know our community, reviewing curriculum and making connections with external organizations. Coming as he is in second semester, much of his campus ministry work will be in the planning stages for our next school year but he is eager to make a start in the months ahead also! To clarify, Mr. Colond is not a Catholic priest nor a member of a religious congregation. His wife Jeannette and their two children, Ruth and Seth, will join our community Spring Break travelling in from their home in Singapore.


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Colette Rogers
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A snapshot of the role of a Campus Minister.


Forming a Faith Community

  • Ensures that the Catholic identity of Seisen International School is developed and nurtured
  • Models and promotes the Mission of Seisen International School and the teacher/ learner profile
  • Fosters an atmosphere of Christian hospitality where all feel welcomed based in Catholic faith, tradition and rituals.
  • Acknowledges and celebrates diversity within the school community

Spiritual Growth

  • Organizes, plans, implements, evaluates and assesses an effective retreat program for students, faculty, staff,and parents that contributes to community building,faith development and leadership enrichment
  • Collaborates effectively and in a timely manner with the Senior Leadership Team and Counselors  in providing spiritual guidance, crisis intervention and a supportive presence for students and families
  • Teaches Religion courses, as needed
  • Plans and directs all-school liturgies, reconciliation services and prayer services, as well as prayer with small groups 
  • Invites and works with students on liturgy planning, prayer experiences and retreats

Social Justice

  • Infuses the concepts of justice, peace, human dignity, and the integrity of creation into all aspects of ministry
  • Nurtures students in social consciousness based on the Gospels and Catholic Social Justice teachings
  • Empowers work for justice and service 

Service Program

  • In collaboration with the CAS Coordinator participates in the development of a service learning program for younger grade levels ( 6 - 10)
  • Promotes service opportunities throughout the community
  • Coordinates and implements student service trips
     

 

   
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