About University Ministry

Mission Statement

Inspired by God's unconditional love, University Ministry accompanies the Detroit Mercy community as we learn to know, love, and serve God and one another. 

University Ministers

The University Ministry offices are located on the first floor of the Student Center across from the Bookstore. Come stop by and visit our University Ministers today! 

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Julia Erdlen
University Minister – Jesuit Volunteer
313-993-1560
erdlenjk@udmercy.edu

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Daniel Greig
Music Minister – Part-Time University Minister
313-993-1560
greigda@udmercy.edu

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Anita Klueg
Director of University Ministry
313-993-1560
kluegag@udmercy.edu

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Erin McDonald
University Minister for Service and Justice
313-993-1560
mcdonaej@udmercy.edu

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Paul Riffon
University Minister of Spirituality and Faith Formation
313-993-1560
riffonpt@udmercy.edu

For Confession or Spiritual Direction

Reconciliation will be offered periodically throughout the year in St. Ignatius Chapel. Or contact the Jesuit community below:

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Gerald F. Cavanagh
*Charles T. Fisher III Chair of Business Ethics

313-993-1195
cavanagf@udmercy.edu

Fr. Joel Medina, S.J.
College of Health Professions and University Ministry

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Raphael Shen, S.J.
Professor of Economics
*Department Chair

shenrs@udmercy.edu

Spiritual Directors

Rev. R. Gerard Albright, S.J.
Retired, Professor of Biology, College of Engineering & Science

Mary Kay Dobrovolny, RSM
Vocation Minister at Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
mkdobrovolny@mercywmw.org