Staff and Contact

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

Father Justin Bolger, O.P.
Director of Campus Ministry
401.865.1826 |

As chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, Father Justin serves the campus community and provides for the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, and staff. He especially enjoys drawing from his background in a variety of types of music. Father 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. Father 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 |

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.

Eileen Dignan
Campus Minister
Assistant Director of Service Immersion & Social Justice
401.865.2760 |

Eileen supports and assists in the service and outreach programs, which flow from the Dominican ethos and focus on faith, truth, and service to others. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with an undergraduate degree in human development and family sciences, which she obtained while working in-home supporting families and children with special and adaptive needs and challenges. This career path also put her in touch with Tim Tebow Night to Shine and Challenger League events. Prior to coming to Providence College, Eileen led campus ministry and faith formation programs at a Catholic elementary school. She loves that her work in Campus Ministry both engages and bolsters her own love of faith, and fosters the faith formation of others through service. Her interests include traveling, film, baking, languages, Korean dramas, coffee, fantasy novels, and ice hockey.

Gil Donohue
Director of Liturgical Music
401.865.1035 |

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, N.Y., 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.

Father Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P.
Assistant Chaplain
401.865.2203 |

Father 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. Father 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
Campus Minister
Director of Peer Ministry
401.865.1520 |

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 degree 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 of a residence hall at the University of Notre Dame. She is native to Rhode Island and loves the beach, singing, walking, and being with the people she loves. Allyse was married to her husband Chris in 2018 and they have three children: Ruth, Hope, and Paul. She has been a campus minister at PC since 2018. 

Sister Anne Frances Klein, O.P.
Campus Minister
401.865.1255 |

Sister Anne Frances 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 |

JP oversees all of the Campus Ministry retreats. For the Connections first year 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 Campus Ministry leadership, the student minister for events, and student ministers for digital media. 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 three sons, John Paul Jr. (JJ), Caleb, and Matthew. He enjoys baseball, spending time on Cape Cod, golfing, and hanging out with family and friends.

Cecilia Ramirez
Campus Minister
Assistant Director of Peer Ministry
401.865.1802 |

As the assistant director of Peer Ministry, Cecilia supports the spiritual and human formation of Peer Ministry coordinators and leaders, equipping them to accompany their fellow students through faith-based small groups. She enjoys getting to know students and helping them discover opportunities to live out their personal call to holiness. Cecilia is originally from California’s Central Valley and became a New Englander when she moved to Massachusetts to complete her undergraduate studies at Boston University. She is now enrolled in the master of arts in pastoral theology program at the Augustine Institute. Prior to coming to Providence College, she worked in campus ministry at UMass Boston and served for a year with NET Ministries in Minnesota. In her free time, Cecilia enjoys traveling, cooking for friends, dabbling in photography, and reading at coffee shops. Students are welcome to stop by her office in the lower level of St. Dominic Chapel.

Father Simon Teller, O.P.
Associate Chaplain
401.865.2159 |

As associate chaplain, Father 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. Father 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, theology, sports, hiking, and music.