Staff & Contact

Providence College Campus Ministry
St. Dominic Chapel, Lower Level
(401) 865-2216 | chaplain@providence.edu

Fr. Justin Bolger, O.P.
Chaplain
Director of Campus Ministry
(401) 865-1826
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As Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry, Fr. Justin serves the campus community and provides for the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, and staff. He especially enjoys utilizing his background in a variety of types of music. Fr. Justin grew up in Maryland and hails from a large family. After graduating from the University of Baltimore he played music professionally. He earned a masters in philosophy from Mt. St. Mary’s before entering the Dominican Order in 2012. He finished his S.T.L. at the Dominican House of Studies and was ordained to the priesthood in May 2020. Fr. Justin enjoys sports, literature, music, songwriting, and theology. He loves the motto of Providence College, Veritas, which means truth, and he enjoys serving the students of Providence as Chaplain and helping them in their search for truth. 

Jennifer DeSilva
Administrative Coordinator
(401) 865-2216
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A third-generation Friar and native Rhode Islander, Jennifer is an active member of St. Pius V Parish and is passionate about promoting the Catholic and Dominican identity of Providence College. Jennifer is a wife and mother of three teenagers, and when she is not driving them around to sports and activities, she enjoys being outside, hiking, gardening, and spending time at the beach.

Gil Donohue
Director of Liturgical Music
(401) 865-1035
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Gil grew up by the Finger Lakes in Conesus, New York, and is the youngest of five children. As Director of Liturgical Music, Gil oversees the student liturgical ministers, works closely with the student directors of the St. Dominic and St. Cecilia Ensembles, and directs the Liturgical Choir. He received a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he also served as the Music Director and Organist at St. Alban’s Catholic Church, a church in the Ordinariate of St. Peter. In his free time, Gil enjoys reading, hiking, composing, and losing games of chess.

Fr. Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P.
Assistant Chaplain
(401) 865-2203
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Fr. Irenaeus hails from Canal Winchester, Ohio. He studied architecture at Virginia Tech, spending one year at the Accademia di architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland. After completing his master’s degree in Architecture, he practiced for several years at a religious architecture firm in the D.C. metro area. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2013, professed solemn vows in 2018, and was ordained a priest in May 2020. He earned his S.T.L. from the Dominican House of Studies in 2021. Fr. Irenaeus enjoys theology, art and architecture, films, literature, and sports. He loves being a priest at PC—healing souls in the confessional, preaching the truth, and celebrating the Mass.

Allyse Gruslin

Allyse Gruslin
Campus Minister
Director of Peer Ministry
(401) 865-1520
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Allyse is the Director of the Peer Ministry program, which provides students with an opportunity for community and faith-based discussions while navigating their lives in college. Allyse works closely with the Peer Ministry Coordinators and Leaders to provide programming and formation for small faith-sharing groups while also aiding in the spiritual, intellectual, and human formation of those involved in the program. She loves walking with students on their journey to knowing and loving God more deeply, and would love to grab coffee with you and hear your story. Allyse received her Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame with a focus on systematic theology and interests in liturgical theology and formation. Past ministries include high school campus ministry on Long Island, New York, and serving as a Rector at the University of Notre Dame. She is native to Rhode Island, loves the beach, singing, walking and being with the people she loves. Allyse was married to her husband Chris in 2018 and they welcomed their first daughter, Ruth, in 2019. She has been a Campus Minister at PC since 2018. 

Sr. Anne Frances Klein, O.P.
Campus Minister
(401) 865-1255
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Sister is from Boulder, Colorado, where she spent most of her life outside skiing, horseback riding, and hiking in the woods. Before becoming a sister, she worked as a registered nurse for the Little Sisters of the Poor in Denver. She is a member of the Congregation of St. Cecilia, based in Nashville, Tennessee, and has served as a nurse in her community. She has taught in a variety of schools across the country, received a master’s degree in Catholic Studies from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and became a registered nurse at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. As a Campus Minister, Sister loves seeing God’s grace at work in the lives of many students. Whether it is asking questions about what leads to a happy life or guiding students as they discover hidden talents, Sister’s main role in Campus Ministry is helping students grow in friendship with Jesus Christ. She oversees Youth Education, Frassati Rosary Group, PC for Life, and the Women’s Study Group. A highlight of the year for Sister is the Women’s Wilderness Retreat, where students experience two nights of camping in the New Hampshire woods, Mass on the mountain, and animated conversations around the campfire. Sister also works with the Dominican friars in the RCIA program teaching a weekly class for students wanting to enter the Catholic Church and receive the sacraments.

JP Manning
Campus Minister
Director of Retreats
(401) 865-1760
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JP oversees all of the Campus Ministry retreats. For the Connections freshmen retreat, Lighthouse sophomore retreat, and Encounter with Christ Retreat, he selects, trains, and oversees student leadership teams that direct these weekends. JP also works with the Campus Ministry Leadership Executive Members, the Events student minister, and our Digital Media student ministers. He especially enjoys Bible studies, midweek discussions with small groups of students, and all his interactions with students! JP graduated from PC’s graduate theology program in 2011 and worked for six years as a high school and middle school youth minister before working at PC. JP and his wife Caitlyn were married in 2017 and have two sons, John Paul Jr. (JJ) and Caleb. He enjoys baseball, spending time on Cape Cod, golfing, and hanging out with family and friends.

Fr. Simon Teller, O.P.
Associate Chaplain
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As Associate Chaplain, Fr. Simon serves the campus community by administering the sacraments and providing pastoral care for students, faculty, and staff. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the third of seven children. Before entering the Dominican Order in 2014, he studied English at the University of Dallas, worked in oilfield water management in Dickinson, North Dakota, and performed and recorded folk music in Asheville, North Carolina. Fr. Simon was ordained a priest in May 2021, and earned his S.T.L. from the Dominican House of Studies in May 2022. He enjoys philosophy and theology, sports, hiking, and music.

Pam Tremblay
Campus Minister
Director of Service Immersion & Social Justice
(401) 865-1944
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Pam oversees all of the service immersion trips and social justice programs, which offer many opportunities to serve God through befriending our brothers and sisters in need: serving children and the elderly, helping out with Special Olympics and hunger advocacy programs, traveling to New Orleans or internationally to Guatemala and Jamaica, and many more. Campus Ministry also offers educational resources and programs about Catholic Social Teaching, is home to the Smith Fellows Scholarship that provides a fully paid internship across the globe with Dominican friars and sisters doing works of service and charity, and is always looking at ways to expand PC’s mission to follow the example of St. Dominic and extend a loving embrace to all. Pam graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an MA in Theology through the Echo Faith Formation program, which placed her in Camden, New Jersey. It was during this time that she fell in love with God more deeply through befriending and getting to know the marginalized and poor, sparking for her the direction her ministry life would take. Pam is a hobby enthusiast, having most recently taken up pottery, and also enjoys traveling, new adventures, and especially getting to be aunty to her two nieces.