Mission and Ministry Student Leaders foster the Catholic and Lasallian mission of Saint Mary’s College, rooted in the five Lasallian Core Principles.


Our student leaders work with the professional staff to give bring life and full expression to the core principles through programs, presence and campus participation. Student voice, participation and leadership are necessary and integral aspects of the Mission and Ministry Center’s outreach to the Saint Mary’s College community. Student Leaders in the Mission and Ministry Center work with the MMC team on programs and experiences that give spirit and voice to our Catholic and Lasallian mission. Student participation and leadership is a necessary and integral aspect of the continuing development of the Mission and Ministry Center at Saint Mary’s!

Our student leaders work in a number of different roles within the Mission and Ministry Center. The Lasallian Peer Ministers work with the MMC team on the many programs and experiences that Mission and Ministry offer. The Community Leaders work with the MMC team to facilitate the Lasallian and the Santiago Living and Learning Communities. The Sacristan assists the MMC team with all things related to liturgical celebrations and prayer experiences.

Lasallian Peer Ministers:

Sofia Burille

My name is Sofia Burille and I am a sophomore. I am a mathematics major who wants to be a professor. My hometown is Sacramento but I was born in Brazil. I am also a tutor at the math center. I like to play volleyball in my free time. Feel free to talk to me in Portuguese anytime.

Gabriella Carroll

My name is Gabbi Carroll. I am a junior here at Saint Mary's double majoring in English and Theology. I am from Windsor, CA and I love music, horses, and being outdoors! I hope that everyone finds the same amazing community that I have been blessed to experience at Saint Mary's. Ask me about LSI South Africa and my middle name.

Philip Goodwin

My name is Philip Goodwin, and I was born and raised in Modesto, CA. I am currently a sophomore majoring in English in hopes of becoming a high school English teacher. I thoroughly enjoy baking with my Kitchen Aid mixer but also cooking weekend dinners with my friends. As my inspiration, Julia Child, would always say, "People who love to eat are always the best people." Feel free to ask me about boeuf bourguignon and Modern Family.

Jacquie Martin

My name is Jacquie Martin and I am from Hollister, CA. I am a junior Anthropology major with a Women and Gender Studies minor. In addition to being a Lasallian Peer Minister, I am a Weekend of Welcome leader and a Liturgical Minister. Ask me about my Pinterest, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and Il Volo!

Jacquelyn O’Neill

My name is Jacquelyn O'Neill, I am from San Diego, CA, and I am a junior studying Accounting. I was drawn to Saint Mary's because of its family oriented campus culture, the inviting professors and classroom environment, and its secluded location near San Francisco. Our Mission and Ministry team is truly a family dedicated to enriching life both on and off campus. Ask me about Oreos and peanut butter.

Community Leaders:

Lasallian Community

Suzanne Denson

Hey, my name is Suzanne Denson and I am currently a sophomore. Some of my nicknames include: Smiley, Suze, Suzie, and Sue. I am a Business Administration major with an emphasis in Finance and a Sociology minor. I am from Irvine, CA. I love to participate in CILSA and XALT on campus. I especially love being a part of the Mission and Ministry Center on campus because everyone in the office is so welcoming and I consider them all family. I am also one of the Lasallian Community leaders. Feel free to ask me about my cake pop and peach cobbler recipes. You can also ask me about how much I love the Lasallian Core Principles.

Mitchell Woodrow

My name is Mitchell Woodrow, I am from Kailua, Hawai'i, and I am a sophomore Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. On campus, I am one of the Lasallian Community leaders, a Student Ambassador, a Weekend of Welcome leader, and a Leadership Council member for Peer Health Exchange. Being from Hawai'i, I love to sail, surf, and do pretty much anything involving the water. My favorite movies are pretty much all British, like Pride and Prejudice, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Ask me about how I love being a Gael!

Santiago Community

Alexandra Carroll

My name is Ali Carroll and I am a senior Theology major and Politics minor. I am from Oak Park, CA, which is just outside of Los Angeles. I am a leader of the Santiago Community as well as a Catholic Relief Services Campus Ambassador. I am also president for the SMC Habitat for Humanity chapter and a member of Peer Council. I also recently began working with the Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism. I am a huge science fiction fan and I love everything Star Trek!

Yadira Guerrero

Hello all, welcome. Hola a todos, bienvenidos. My name is Yadira M Guerrero and I am from San Jose, CA. I am a junior - class of 2015 - majoring in Health Science. This year, I have the opportunity to be one of the leaders for the Santiago Community. I am also fortunate enough to be involved with the planning of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration which happens during the month of December. Hope to see you all there. Ask me about Chivas de Guadalajara (the best Mexican soccer team) or about my favorite One Direction song.


Chris Garcia

My name is Chris Garcia and I am a senior Theology and Religious Studies major with a double minor in History and Philosophy. I am from Dana Points, CA. I am on the Saint Mary's Cross Country and Track teams. I also enjoy reading and Psalm 119. I love MMC because I love to serve others and MMC is a family to me. Ask me about dancing, sports updates, photography, and Jesus!

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