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Welcome: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon

University minister in Catholic Campus Ministry

Joshua Smyser-DeLeon joined DePaul in January 2017 as a university minister in Catholic Campus Ministry. In his role he is responsible for overseeing faith formation, which includes CCM retreats, and outreach to the LatinX student community.

Prior to DePaul, Joshua worked for the Archdiocese of Chicago as a coordinator of youth and young adult ministry, and as the director of the Totus Tuus program. As the coordinator, he developed curriculums, programs and formation opportunities for youth, young adult and campus ministers across 350+ parishes and schools. As part of Totus Tuus, he was responsible for communications, recruitment and hiring of college-aged students as teachers of the faith.

Joshua received his BA in industrial/organizational psychology from DePaul University, and he is currently studying for an MDiv at the Catholic Theological Union.