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Kristina Daloia

Kristina Daloia was appointed director of University Ministry in August 2014 after serving five years as campus minister.  She is an alumna of Saint Mary's College (Bachelor of Music, education) and the University of Notre Dame (Master of Sacred Music) and studies at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora.  Kristina joined the campus ministry team after a year of service with the Vincentian Service Corps in St. Louis.  She has completed the Vincentian Mission Certificate Program at Niagara and the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education at Boston College.  Kristina lives in Niagara Falls with her husband, Michael.

Why Niagara?

There is no explanation besides Providence that fully captures my response to the question, “Why Niagara?”  After my post-graduate service year with the Vincentian Service Corps, I was inspired to share the gospel, in the spirit of St. Vincent, with young people in hopes that others would be drawn closer to the Lord through this mission.  Niagara happened to be looking for a campus minister at the same time I was looking for an avenue to fulfill my vocation.  It is the best place for me to live out my call and provide others, especially young adults, with opportunities to encounter God through service and relationship, and ultimately develop their own spiritual identities.

Why VMI?

I am particularly drawn to the scholarship and collegiality of the VMI.  I look forward to learning more about our common Vincentian history and mission, and growing through this experience with my colleagues.  The opportunities for study, discussion, and collaboration with administrators from other Vincentian universities are invaluable to the work of mission-integration at all three schools.