Meet Our Staff

Coming August 1:  Jeff Wallace
Director
Visitation House
215-641-5590
wallace.j@gmercyu.edu

Jeffrey Miguel Wallace graduated from St. Joseph’s University in 2010 with his bachelors in Theology as well as minors in Faith Justice Studies and Music. He then spent a year in Guayaquil, Ecuador as a long-term volunteer with FundaciĆ³n Rostro de Cristo, where he was a youth and music minister for a local parish and the coordinator of an after-school program for at-risk youth. After returning from Ecuador, Jeff received his Master’s in Divinity from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in 2014. He became a campus minister at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA for 3 years after graduate school, building strong relationships with students and developing a robust service-immersion program. He and his wife, Chelsea, moved to the Philadelphia area in 2017. His most recent work was with Catholic Relief Services, where he helped develop and support partnerships between CRS and (arch)dioceses, parishes, high schools, and universities.

Jeff is a strong advocate for the inherent human dignity of each person, is passionate about the pursuit of a “faith that does justice,” and hopes to cultivate a welcoming, hospitable environment in Campus Ministry for everyone at G-Mercy U. He is a loving husband and a proud father of his newborn son, Daniel Jorge. He loves Philadelphia sports, especially the Phillies, Eagles, and Sixers, a good cheesesteak, building community, music, theater, poetry, and is a huge extrovert.

 

Betsy Stone Plummer
Assistant Director for Community Service
Visitation House
215-641-5592
plummer.b@gmercyu.edu

Betsy came to Gwynedd Mercy University in 2000 as Director of Resident Life, having previously worked in houseing and residence life at Drexel University, The Florida State University, and The Art Institute of Atlanta.  In 2004 Betsy moved to Campus Ministry to develop the newly established Mercy Works Program, which coordinated many community service initiatives on campus.  In 2011 she resigned in order to spend more time with her growing family.  In 2018, Betsy rejoined our staff as Assistant Director for Community Service, and became the moderator of the 0Waste/Sustainabiliy Club.

Betsy has an MS in Community Counseling form Georgia State University.  She has been adjunct faculty at GMercyU since 2002, and enjoys teaching both on-ground and online classes in Developmental Psychology and Childhood Obesity.  She is a member of St. George's Historic United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, where she serves as a Trustee.  She and her family also attend Messiah UMC in Lafayette Hill.  Betsy's remaining time is spent driving her three active daughters to a wide variety of classes, practices, and games!

 

     Michelle France
     Campus Minister
     Visitation House
     215-641-5531
     france.m@gmercyu.edu

Michelle came to Gwynedd Mercy University in August of 2003 as our Sunday Pastoral Musician. She served as campus minister at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, PA from 1989 - 2015. She has been "wrapped in Mercy" her whole life, having been taught by the Sisters of Mercy as a child, walking the vowed life with them for 13 years (1976-1989), and presently as an Associate in Mercy since 1994. Mercy drew her to Gwynedd Mercy University. Michelle has a Masters in Pastoral Studies (MPS) from the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University of Chicago . After graduating from IPS in 1989, Michelle was part of the IPS Summer Liturgy Team (1989-1995). Liturgy and life are inseparable to Michelle, and she considers the Gwynedd Mercy University community a blessing in her life.


 

Former Director of Campus Ministry:  Christine Eberle
After 15 years at Gwynedd Mercy, Christine stepped down from her position in July 2019 to devote more time to a freelance ministry that includes retreat facilitation, public speaking, and spiritual writing.  She will be staying on as adjunct faculty, team teaching a signature seminar.  You can follow her at christine-marie-eberle.com.

Campus Ministry in the Classroom

Faculty, did you know that our Campus Ministers are happy to support your teaching and your students' learning by giving classroom presentations?  Please contact us if we can be of any help, on any campus or even online!