Cabinet of Catholic Leaders


Grace Rihl, President

Grace is a senior geology major from Springfield, VA. Grace has a love for the outdoors, Our Lady of Guadalupe and photography. This year is Grace's third year serving the Catholic Campus ministry. She served her sophomore year as a social chair and she is excited to serve in her second year as student president. Contact Grace at



Alexandra Cooper, Communications Leader

Alexandra is a junior studying English: Creative Writing and is in UMW’s five-year Special Education: General Curriculum Master’s program. She is very excited to serve as the communications leader this year! If you don’t see her with a camera in her hands at a Catholic Campus Ministry event, she can usually be found in the dance studios in Goolrick choreographing new dances. Besides serving as a member of Cabinet this year, she is an active member of the Performing Arts Company (PAC) and is treasurer for the UMW Dance Team. Contact Alexandra at


Matthew Malanga, Evangelization Leader

Matthew is a sophomore at Mary Washington and this is his second year with the Catholic Campus Ministry. He will be serving the campus ministry as the Evangelization Leader during the 2018-2019 school year. He grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia in a household where he is the second of six children. He enjoys spending a lot of his free time either fishing, talking, or both...sometimes at the same time! Contact Matthew at


Allison McCrumb, Friday Fun Leader

Allison has been involved in the Catholic Campus Ministry for two years. Last year she was on the Friday Fun Night Committee and is excited to be leading it this year. She is a member of the class of 2019 but will be returning for another year to complete her education degree. Allison is a history major so any free time she has is given to the Catholic Campus Ministry. Her favorite Saint is Bernadette Soubirous because she was a simple girl who had amazing things happen to her. She also did not back down when no one believed that she had really seen Mary. She is an inspiration to stand by your beliefs even when it is hard. Contact Allison at

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James Donahue, Prayer and Liturgy Leader

James has been a member of the Catholic Campus Ministry community for the last two years. During his time at the Ministry, he has served as an altar server, and is now looking forward to leading the Liturgy Committee. He has a deep love for all forms of Catholic liturgy and sacred worship, especially the Mass and the Divine Office. His favorite saint is St. Therese of Lisieux, whom he admires for her childlike love for Jesus. He is in his senior year, currently working towards a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Data Science. When not at the St. John Bosco Center, James can usually be found in the basement of Trinkle Hall writing lines of code, or playing video games and listening to Christian metalcore. Contact James at