Located in Room 217 of the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (914) 637-2772
Jeanne has worked in the Office of Mission and Ministry since July 2001. She presently holds two positions in the department: a full-time position as Campus Minister for Administration and Special Events, in which she supports the department with administrative functions and special events such as bringing activists against Human Trafficking and Christian bands and Social Justice musicians to campus in support of programs such as Week of the Peacemaker, Make a Difference Week, United Nations Day, and Hospitality Suppers. She is also Resident Minister at Montgomery House where she lives with and supervises five of the department’s 12 Student Ministers. This small Christian community lives simply sharing meals together, praying together, and offering hospitality and spirituality to other groups within the Iona Community. She also oversees the downstairs public use of the house which is open to the larger Iona Christian Community as well as several New Rochelle community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity High School Board and the New Rochelle Council of Community Services.
Jeanne has been involved in ministry for 22 years. Just prior to coming to Iona she worked at a Lutheran church as Office Administrator. She has been very active in ministry as a volunteer in numerous capacities and in several faith expressions: worship leader at an Assemblies of God church; retreat music leader and adult leader at high school Antioch Catholic retreats; music leader for middle school Confirmation retreats; member of a Catholic Folk Mass worship team; Sunday School Bible class teacher to middle school students; Catholic Junior High religious education teacher; adult Bible class teacher; music leader for Catholic Triduum Holy Week at Mariandale, New York; guitarist and backing vocalist in worship band playing coffee houses, benefit concerts, homeless shelters, and itinerant worship in various churches; initiated and recruited/auditioned Christian artists for monthly Christian Coffee house. Jeanne has moderated several domestic mission trips at Iona as well as been a short-term missionary on 5 international mission trips to Bulgaria/Turkey/Greece and Nicaragua with Global Celebration Ministries.
At Iona, in extracurricular activities, Jeanne has taught an introductory level Psychology class as an adjunct instructor, and sits on a number of committees including Women’s History Month, Women’s Studies, Stress Free Zone, Residential Life Wrap-Up Committee, Week of the Peacemaker, The Arts Council, Loftus Dinner Committee, and Gael Awards Committee.
Jeanne has recently presented at Iona’s Leadership Conference on “Healthy Leadership: When Your Inner Life Directs Your Outer World” as well as a local church workshop on “Women of Destiny”.
Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling, Iona College
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY
Office Administrator, Emanuel Lutheran Church, Pleasantville, NY
Minister of Music, Worship Leader, Calvary Assembly of God Church, Pleasantville, NY
Social Worker, St. Mary's-in-the-Field, Valhalla, NY
Sales Manager, Human Relations Media/Software, Pleasantville, NY
Office Phone: (914) 637-2772
Montgomery House Phone: (914) 633-2605
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