Lay Ministry Profiles

Gia Porter
St. Mary of Mount Carmel in Hammonton

Ministry: Youth and Young Adult Minister

Years in Ministry: 2 Years

Georgian Court University - Candidate for the Master´s Degree in Theology Rowan University - Master´s Degree in Public Relations Richard Stockton State College - Bachelor´s Degree in Psychology Bachelor´s Degree in Business Management

How did the Lay Ministry Formation Program prepare you for your ministry?
The knowledge I have acquired has been beyond anything I could ever imagine. I have learned so much, not only from the teachers, but from my colleagues and the books that have been not only required but also the suggested readings outside the classroom. These have been priceless learning experiences.

How has Lay Ministry molded you as a person?
It has made me a better person; a happier person. I feel like my life has become more “full circle.“ And, when two of my friends told me that I looked happy and content, I knew it was due to my interest and belonging to the lay ministry program.

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Participating Institutions

Georgian Court University
Theology (Pastoral Theology)
MA or Undergraduate Certificate
Diocesan Locations
Villanova University
Church Management
M.S. Church Management
Online and one week summer campus
Neumann University
Undergraduate Degree Completion Program
Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction
Diocesan Locations and Online
St. Joseph's College of Maine
Theology (Pastoral Theology)
M.A. Theology
College of St. Elizabeth
Religious Education
Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Parish Life Ministries
English and Spanish
Undergraduate Certificate
Diocesan Locations
University of Dayton
Catechesis (English and Spanish)
Adult Faith Formation
Youth Ministry (Online and in-seat diocesan workshops)
Social Justice
Foundations for Leadership in Ministry
Non-credit bearing Certificate
Church Ministry Institute - CMIC (3 Levels)
Theology, Spirituality & Ministry Skills (English and Spanish)
Non-credit bearing Diocesan Certificate
Diocesan locations

CMIC Brochure
Church Ministry Institute for Catechists - CMIC4C (3 Levels)
Theology, Spirituality & Catechetical Skills (English and Spanish)
Non-credit bearing Diocesan Certificate
Diocesan Locations
CMIC4C Brochure

LMFP Brochure

Contact Information

Lay Ministry Formation
631 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08201

JoLynn Ryan Krempecki
Director, Lay Ministry Formation
Kathia Arango
Registrar, Lay Ministry Formation


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