Campus Ministry Staff

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Father Vaccaro, Chaplain & Director of Campus Ministry

Father Vaccaro is a native Virginian and comes from a family of nine. Ordained a priest on June 14, 2008, he served in two parishes before coming to the University of Mary Washington in 2014.  His younger brother, Father Stephen, was ordained in 2017 and his older brother, Brother Brian, is studying for the priesthood with the Redemptorists.  He very much enjoys teaching about the beauty of the Catholic faith, while relating it to daily life.  He is a fan of the New York Yankees and refereeing basketball.

Contact Father at fathervaccaro@umwccm.org.

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Kevin McGraw, Associate Campus Minister

Kevin is from Elida, Ohio, and most recently, he lived in San Antonio, Texas while discerning a call to religious life and priesthood with a religious order, the Redemptorists.  Having discerned away from the seminary, he is ready to serve in campus ministry with the UMW Catholic Campus Ministry team: “Please God, may we bring the love and truth of Jesus Christ across the campus of UMW!” He enjoys sports, coffee, and conversations about Catholic faith and theology.

Contact Kevin at kevin@umwccm.org

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Kathreja Sarfati, Administrative Assistant

Kathreja, also known as “Kat”, was born in Washington DC, primarily raised in the West Coast in Oregon due to her family’s Army background. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Loyola University of New Orleans and resides with her husband in King George. For fun, she loves to do creative projects such as baking and embroidery and volunteering at science fiction and anime conventions. Her favorite saints are St. Michael the Archangel, St. Padre Pio and St. Francis Xavier.

Contact Kat at admin@umwccm.org.

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Carmel R. Domingue, Bookkeeper

Carmel Domingue, a native of Louisiana and the youngest of eight received her education at Louisiana State University and Irvine Valley College in Accounting and Finance. Her accounting career began in California, and where she met her husband of 27 years. She cherishes life because of her strong Catholic faith in God and family. Over the years, she has shared her time and talents volunteering and fundraising within the military communities, non-profit charities, schools and parishes as it’s her passion of helping others, especially God’s children.She enjoys traveling and sports, but especially cheering her son and daughter in all their endeavors. She resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with her husband, daughter and two Miniature Schnauzers, while her son is away at college. Carmel is devoted to our BlessedMother, St. Jude, St. Anthony and St. Michael.

Contact Carmel at bookkeeper@umwccm.org.

David Thielman, Director of Music

David is the Music Director for the St. John Bosco Center Choir and Ensemble. He is also an assistant organist for St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception and St. Jude, both of which are located in Fredericksburg. David graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He is educating himself on the Church’s sacred liturgical tradition on the Mass and the liturgical tradition of church music, reading official Church documents related to these things, along with relevant books and articles. Conscious of students having numerous school assignments, he wishes to make the music ministry an enjoyable venue for students to sing, and at the same time, participate at Mass.

Contact David at dthielman3@gmail.com.