Campus Ministry

Meet the Staff

Christine Boyle

Director of Campus Ministry, cboyle@saintpeters.edu

Born and raised in New Jersey, Christine characterizes her childhood as service oriented and community focused, with care for others as a central theme. Before entering the work force, she volunteered in Mexico and El Salvador working with at-risk youth.

Prior to joining the University community, she held a variety of residencies in the corporate, nonprofit and educational sectors, developing competencies in training and development, relationship management and fundraising. At Saint Peter’s University, she serves as the Director of Campus Ministry. As director, she is responsible for the day-to- day operation of the various practice areas in Campus Ministry: Community Service, Global Outreach, Retreats, Spirituality, and Worship.

Christine holds a M.Div from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, CA, and a B.A. in History from The University of Scranton.

Erich Berkowitz Sekel

Associate Director of Campus Ministry for Community Service, esekel@saintpeters.edu

A lifelong resident of Jersey City, NJ, Erich Sekel is committed to the residents of Hudson County through his work and service. He began his professional ascent working with seventh and eighth-grade students as a social studies teacher at Sacred Heart School in Jersey City. After four years, he moved into a ministry role as the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry at his high-school alma mater Saint Peter’s Prep, before assuming the position of Associate Director of Campus Ministry for Community Service at Saint Peter’s University.  Erich coordinates all domestic community service programs including the Campus Kitchen and the Saint Peter’s University Food Pantry and Clothes Closet.

Erich holds a M.A. in Secondary Education from Seton Hall University and a B.A. in Classical Civilizations from Boston University.

Joseph Legaspi

University Director of Music, jlegaspi@saintpeters.edu

Born in the Philippines, Joseph discovered his love for music at a very young age. Countless performances with school choirs and productions inspired him to pursue music as an undergraduate student and eventually as a profession. At Saint Peter’s University, he serves as the University Director of Music, coordinating the music for all university liturgies and the performances schedule for Schola, the university choir. Additionally, he has introduced sacred music and mainstream music into the campus landscape by launching the Arts on Bergen concert series.

Joseph holds his Doctorate in Music, Vocal Performance from Indiana University, as well as his M.M. and B.M. in Music. Additionally, he holds a special degree, DCPMA, from the prestigious College of Music at the University of the Philippines.