Meet Our Staff
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? Check out this list (PDF) of possible topics and please contact us if we can be of any help, on any campus or even online!
Christine came to Gwynedd Mercy University in August of 2004, having served for 11 years as the Associate Director of the Newman Center (Catholic Campus Ministry) at West Chester University. She has a master's degree in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College, and a bachelor's in Theology and English from St. Joseph 's University. Her background also includes full-time volunteer work in a house of hospitality for homeless people in Richmond, Virginia, and a year of training as a chaplain at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. While at Gwynedd Mercy, she served on the staff of the national Campus Ministry Leadership Institute for seven years. Beyond GMercyU, Christine gives retreats, talks and workshops on a variety of spiritual topics, and cantors at St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Germantown. Her first book, Finding God in Ordinary Time, will be published in September 2018.
One of Christine's favorite things is hanging out with her brother's dog, Lazarus.
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.
Betsy Stone Plummer
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. Betsy recently returned on an interim basis to oversee community service for Campus Ministry, and in August 2018 will be rejoining the staff full-time. She is very excited to be back!
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!