DePaul University Division of Mission and Ministry > Religious & Spiritual Life > Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

​​The Division of Mission and Ministry’s professional staff is made up of trained and experienced men and women, ordained and lay ministers rooted in multiple faith traditions charged to attend to the spiritual needs of students, faculty, and staff at DePaul. Pastoral care can be understood as care for the whole person, including the spiritual or religious life of an individual, attending to the big questions at the crossroads of their faith and their day to day life – for example, questions about meaning and purpose, moral and ethical challenges, relationships, grief, one’s sense of self, and/or one’s understanding of God. DePaul's Pastoral Care program includes the following:

Individual Conversations 

Wrestling with spiritual questions? Grieving the loss of a loved one or a relationship? Going through a significant life transition? Seeking and/or exploring religious traditions other than your own? Questioning your identity? Sometimes we all need a listening ear, someone with whom to process the questions we face. Please contact any Mission and Ministry staff person from the Religious Diversity and Pastoral Care Team, Catholic Campus MinistryVincentian Service and Formation Team or Faculty and Staff Engagement Team


To schedule a remote or in-person conversation with a Division of Mission and Ministry Staff person, you can schedule an appointment below:

Students:

Fr. Dan Borlick 
Min. Jené Ashley Colvin ​
Rev. Dr. Diane Dardón 
Imam Abdul-Malik Ryan
Dr. Jen Goldberg​​​

Faculty and Staff:

Mark Laboe, Associate Vice President
Siobhan O’Donoghue, Director
Abdul-Malik Ryan, Assistant Director & Muslim Chaplain
Tom Judge, Chaplain

You can also contact other Division of Mission and Ministry team members for pastoral care and support.  

Spiritual Direction

Looking for a spiritual mentor to connect with on a regular basis? Searching for a deeper connection to your faith? Want to talk with a trained minister, lay or ordained? Complete the Spiritual Direction Request Form and start your journey today. You may also connect with any member of the Division of Mission and Ministry team​ to discuss spiritual direction options

Prayer Requests 

Specific prayer requests may be submitted to Mission and Ministry by any member of our DePaul Community. During your time here at DePaul if you have any special needs or intentions, please use the Prayer Request Form. You may also contact any member of the Division of Mission and Ministry team for prayer support.

​Prayer Service/Memorials 

Mission and Ministry staff members routinely lead prayer services and memorial services for members of the DePaul community who face situations of crisis or loss/bereavement. We encourage DePaul community members to contact us if we may help in the planning or coordination of such services. Mission and Ministry staff are happy to provide the opportunity to gather as a community, large, or small, in response to a specific loss or issue.  For student prayer services or memorials, please contact: Rev. Diane Dardón, Director of Religious Diversity and Pastoral Care.  For faculty or staff memorials, please contact Siobhan O’Donoghue, Director of Faculty and Staff Engagement, or Tom Judge, Chaplain.


Hospital Visits 

Chaplains are happy to provide pastoral care services during times of hospitalization of a student, staff person or faculty member. When appropriate, a chaplain may make a hospital​ visit i , provide prayers and/or send a card to the affected parties. Please contact a​ny Mission and Ministry staff person.