Faith Formation

Consistent with our gospel values, NDP’s mission is to strengthen students in mind, body and spirit. In addition to the spiritual formation that NDP’s theology curriculum provides, students are provided with additional opportunities to build their faith and understanding of their life’s mission.

All classes and student activities begin with prayer. In addition, students, faculty and staff, pause to pray a daily spiritual exercise developed by St. Ignatius Loyola called the Examen. Making time for prayer each day brings the NDP community into a more full, conscious relationship with God.

Parents are the primary religious educators and nurturers of their children’s spirituality. A practicing religious home is the best preparation for young people to become caring, responsible citizens of our world. NDP partners with parents by offering students the opportunities and experiences listed below. It is our sincere desire that each member of our community accepts the challenge to strive for holiness and to become a Saint.

CENTER OF MISSION AND MINISTRY

Fr. Kurt Perera
Campus Chaplain
480-634-8337

Sr. Yolanda Mendoza
Campus Minister
480-634-8241

Shelley Dinges
Christian Service Learning Coordinator
480-634-8391

Justin Corbett
Co-Director of House System
480-634-8311

Mark Granger
Faith Formation House System
480-634-8335

Caitlin Melnychenko
Co-Director of House System
480-634-8354

Kelly Jean
Administrative Assistant for COMM
480-634-8388