Fr. Cool has served at the University of Rochester since 1999, currently chairs the Diocese of Rochester’s Public Policy Committee, and serves on the New York State Bishop’s Public Policy Committee. An avid Syracuse University Athletics and Boston Red Sox fan, Fr. Cool is a high school and collegiate lacrosse referee. He has an undergraduate degree from Nazareth College, graduate degrees from St. Mary’s Seminary & University and the University of Rochester, including a Doctorate of Education. Please contact Fr. Cool at [email protected] or +1 (585) 275-8523.
A native of Utica, NY, Andrew graduated from the University of Rochester in 2012, with a degree in Religion. He also received a Master of Divinity degree in 2017 from Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago, and is finishing a Master of Arts degree in Systematic and Liturgical Theology at the same institution. While at the UofR, Andrew served as altar server, lector, and sacristan at the Catholic Newman Community, in addition to working in the office with the chaplain and campus ministers. He has been involved in similar activities while a student at CTU, serving as youth minister, liturgical coordinator, and campus minister. Before coming (back) to Newman, he worked at The Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry at Catholic Theological Union, coordinating and overseeing numerous programs and initiatives, and thus honoring the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago. Please contact him at [email protected] or +1 (585) 275-8515.
Breanna, a Rochester, NY, native, graduated from Nazareth College with a degree in Religious Studies, and joined the staff of the Newman Community as the Program Assistant for Campus Ministry. She has worked and volunteered in Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Programs, along with serving as a cantor in the Church for many years. Please contact her at [email protected] or +1 (585) 275-8515.
Retired controller of our own professional baseball club, the Rochester Red Wings, Darlene comes with 25 years of knowledge working in accounting where she oversaw the club finances and day to day operations. In 2012, Darlene was awarded the Rawlings Women Executive of the Year Award in Minor League Baseball for her dedication to her work. We are pleased Darlene has joined our team and are confident she will bring further success in helping us navigate our future growth through added compliance with University and Diocesan policies and good business practices. Darlene and her husband, Michael, have three sons and seven grandchildren and enjoy family time, boating, and travel. Please contact her at [email protected] or +1 (585) 275-8515.
Sr. Leandra now ministers to students at the University of Rochester at the height of a 30-year career spanning pastoral care, campus ministry, education, and spiritual direction. She is committed to guiding young adults to a deeper relationship with God. Originally a graduate of D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY, Sr. Leandra also holds master’s degrees from Loyola University in Chicago, IL, State University College of New York at Buffalo, and Creighton University in Nebraska. Please contact her at [email protected] or +1 (585) 275-8521.
Laurie has served as a Finance Director at the Diocese of Rochester since 2014. In addition to directing the finances for the Catholic Newman Community at the University of Rochester, she also provides services to the Church of the Assumption, the Church of the Resurrection, the RIT Newman Catholic Community, St. Louis Church, and St. John of Rochester Catholic Church. She studied Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Please contact Laurie at [email protected] or +1 (585) 586-5675, extension 222.