GMercyU Says Goodbye to Beloved Chaplain

July 29, 2015
Posted by
Alyssa Onisick
University Chaplain Father John Collins

The University bid farewell to our beloved Chaplain, Father John Collins, CSsR, as he took up a new full-time ministry at the San Alfonso Retreat Center in Long Branch, NJ.

Father John came to Gwynedd Mercy University in 2001 to serve as Chaplain and campus minister. He is a Redemptorist priest whose ministerial background includes parish ministry, retreat work, spiritual direction, pastoral counseling and psychotherapy. Father John has master’s degrees in Religious Education (MRE), Divinity (M Div) and clinical social work (MSW).

In his spare time, Father John enjoys the ocean, playing golf and rooting for his hometown Boston Red Sox.