Chaplain: Father Greg Shaffer
Father Greg Shaffer, a native of Bethesda, Maryland, graduated from Gonzaga College High School in 1989 and the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Communication) in 1994. He spent a total of six years at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary (Emmitsburg, MD) and worked as a sales manager during his two leaves of absence from the seminary. During his final year as a seminarian (2004-05), he had a great time helping out with ministry at the Newman Center.
In 2006, he was among twelve men who were ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Washington by Cardinal McCarrick at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. He served at St. Andrew Apostle parish for three years before coming to GW. His two loves are the Eucharist and young people, so he is psyched to be the chaplain at the GW Newman Center! He very much looks forward to getting to know the students and serving them.
Campus Minister: Amy Kovacs
Amy was born raised in Ohio but, has lived all over the western hemisphere! She is the oldest of 7 children. For the past ten years she has been doing missionary work inside and outside the US with most of it being abroad. While in Mexico City she got her B.A. in Education and then went down to South America where she spent 4 years in Chile and Argentina. She also has her M.A. in Religious Studies from the Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum.
Amy speaks fluent Spanish, likes to talk and dance and loves to serve the Church! At the Newman Center, she finds joy in helping the students in any way she can. Her office is always open to visitors, which she loves to have.
Administrative Assistant: Rosemary Holt
Rosemary was born on Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, but calls Kansas home. Growing up a military brat, she has moved 16 times and has lived in over seven states. After attending three different high schools in three states she graduated high school in 2009 and accepted a full Army Reserve Officer Training Scholarship (ROTC) to The George Washington University.
Rosemary was an active member of GW Catholics her senior year, participating in the Newman Center’s pro-life ministry and helping lead spiritual retreats. On May 18th, Rosemary commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves and received her bachelors degree in Environmental Studies. She now serves as a US Army Reserve Medical Officer at Fort George Meade, MD while working part-time for the GW Newman Center.