Campus Ministry

The Department of Mission and Ministry helps student deepen their faith and understanding of the human experience. Within our Christian community, we encourage students to ask thoughtful questions about their faith. Our liturgies, retreats, seminars and service opportunities lead students to the answers they seek and help them make God known to others.


Freshmen and sophomores participate in a variety of one-day, off-campus retreats. Juniors go on an overnight retreat, and seniors may attend Kairos, a four-day, off-campus experience led by both faculty and students. Click here to learn more.


An expression of our commitment to educating the whole person, the seminar series focuses on human development and relationships, decision-making, academics and life skills. Click here to learn more.

Christian Service

Our students must complete 90 hours of Christian service during their four years as Cadets, but many extend themselves far beyond what is required. Service to others reveals our God-given graces and talents and helps us become citizens of the world. Click here to learn more.

Service Immersion Trips

Students relinquish creature comforts and stereotypes in favor of Christian service and self-discovery. These experiences are made possible by members of the SJC community, who donate generously to the Lasallian Christian Service Fund. Click here to learn more.

Lasallian Peer Ministry

Peer Ministry is a senior elective class that begins with a leadership seminar, which prepares students to plan and facilitate retreats. Each Peer Minister serves as a mentor to a small group of freshmen to acclimate them to student life at St. John's. They also plan and manage the retreats for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Students may apply to become Peer Ministers in the spring of their junior year.

Annual Mission Report 2022

Department Faculty

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Thomas Sipowicz

    Thomas Sipowicz 

    Director of Mission Integration; Morality and Social Justice
    202-363-2316 x1188
  • Photo of Debra Emery

    Debra Emery 

    Campus Minister; Peer Ministry
    202-363-2316 x1022
  • Photo of Robert Gilmore

    Robert Gilmore 

    Campus Minister; Peer Ministry
    202-363-2316 x1023