The Office of Campus Ministry is established to provide support for campus ministry programs at our colleges and universities in the Diocese.  In addition to financial aid, we offer on site assistance to help local parishes embrace the gifts and challenges of campus ministry. The Diocese offers a statewide college retreat every spring to bring together Catholic college students for a weekend of prayer and reflection.  The retreat is usually held the first weekend of Lent.

Contacts and Resources

Director of the Office of Campus Ministry: Fran Lavelle fran.lavelle@jacksondiocese.org (601) 960-8473

Office For The Protection of Children

Office of Vocations

  • Delta State University Contact:  Natalie Hardesty

Email: nattie1521@hotmail.com

  • East Central Community College Contact:  Gina Mowdy

Email: gmowdy@eccc.edu

  • Jackson State University vacant
  • Millsaps College Contact: Deanna and Brandon Lechtenberg
    Email: deeannarunnels@gmail.com and blechte@gmail.com
  • Mississippi College Contact: Richard Weisenberger  

Email: richard.weisenberger@gmail.com

  • Mississippi State University Contact: Dawn McGinley

Email: dawn.mcginley@gmail.com

  • Mississippi Valley State University Contact: Father Greg Plata, OFM

Email: gregorysilver@mac.com

  • Northwest Mississippi Community College Contact: LaJuan Tallo

Email: ltallo@northwestms.edu

  • Tougaloo College vacant
  • University of Mississippi  Contact: Vidi AcostaEmail: vidi.ccmolemiss@gmail.com

If you do not see a contact for your college or university, please contact Fran Lavelle, Diocesan Director, Office of Campus Ministry at: fran.lavelle@jacksondiocese.org