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 my 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


Cristina Montemorano, Prayer and Liturgy Leader

Cristina has been with the Catholic Campus Ministry for the last two years. This year, Cristina will serve as the Prayer and Liturgy Cabinet Leader and is very excited to work with the community as a student leader. Her favorite saint is St. Gianna Beretta Molla. She is entering her junior year and is working toward a double major in Communications & Digital Studies and Anthropology. Outside of the ministry, she is the president of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and a consultant at the UMW Speaking Center. Cristina calls the small town of Sumerduck, Virginia home. Contact Cristina at