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Meet the Staff

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mark Colozzi

Director of Liturgical Music and Campus Minister
Mark ColozziMark Colozzi is Director of Liturgical Music and Campus Minister.  He is from Cranston and received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Rhode Island (Go Rhody!) and a Master of the Arts in Teaching from Rhode Island College.  Mark was Supervisor of Music for the Cranston Public Schools and taught at Cranston High School East for 30 years following 6 years at Bishop Hendricken High School.  He is director of the Life Teen Choir at Holy Apostles Church and has traveled to Blessed Assurance, a Mustard Seed Community as an adult leader for Teens On A Mission.  Mark is married to his lovely wife, Joanne and dad to two amazing daughters, Alicia and Jenna.  He is honored to be a member of the Friar Family and welcomes all to become part of the campus ministry, especially musicians!

​​Heidi Fraitzl

Campus Minister
Coming soon!

Kelly Hughes

​Campus Minister​

​​​​​​Kelly HughesKelly Hughes is the Campus Minister for Peer Ministry and Student Outreach. She graduated from Providence College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and (happily) returned to Friartown in 2014. During her time as an undergraduate, Kelly sang with the Liturgical Choir, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, and led the Connections Freshmen Retreat. After graduation, Kelly served as a Cap Corps Volunteer with Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries in New York, and earned a Master’s degree in Theology and Ministry from Boston College. You can find Kelly in her office in the Campus Ministry Center (or the Dunkin’ Donuts in Slavin!)​ Contact her at​.

Sr. Anne Frances Klein, O.P.

Campus Minister​

Sister Anne Frances is from the Dominican Sisters of Nashville, TN. A native of Boulder, Colorado, she enjoys hiking in the mountains, biking and doing anything outside. Sister received  a masters in Catholic Studies at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN.​ Sister oversees the Community Life Ministries, leads the Women’s Wilderness retreat and guides the Women’s Study group. Father Dominic Verner and Sister team teach the RCIA program for students who are interested in joining the Catholic Church. She enjoys conversing with a variety of people, having a good laugh and hearing stories about people’s lives.  ​

Jane McGuirk

Senior Office Assistant

Jane Larson McGuirk has had the best job on campus since 1999 and, during that time, has worked with five great Chaplains.  She has loved each and every year and each and every student.  If you have a random question about Campus Ministry, ask Jane.  She won’t always know the answer, but she’ll usually know how to find it.  Jane graduated from Bethany College in Kansas a long time ago in a state far far away and went to graduate school at Miami of Ohio.   She is married to Jim McGuirk, Class of 1967.  They have two adult children, Brian and Amy, and a golden retriever, Brady.  In her spare time, Jane enjoys gardening, reading, building things and taking Brady for walks on campus.  ​  ​

Bob Pfunder

Campus Minister

Bob Pfunder is Campus Minister for Global Service and Justice in Campus Ministry. He works with student leaders on the Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, and Social Justice Advocacy ministries, as well as the NOLA and International Immersions. A PC alum himself (Class of 2009), he went on for a Master of Theological Studies degree at the University of Notre Dame and continued at ND running a theological service program for graduate students. He returned to PC in 2014, along with his wife, Elizabeth (Class of 2008). Bob and Liz did, in fact, meet at PC, where they played music at the ​10:30pm Mass. In April 2015, they welcomed their daughter, Grace Anne, who is already frequenting campus ministry with her big cheeks and infectious smile.​​​

Fr. Philip Neri Reese, O.P.

​Assistant Chaplain​​​​​​

​​Fr. Philip Neri Reese, O.P.One of PC's two assistant chaplains, Fr. Philip-Neri Reese, O.P. serves as Chaplain to the Peer Ministry Program and Director of Formation for the peer ministers, working closely (and happily!) with Kelly Hughes. He also teaches philosophy. Fr. Philip-Neri graduated from Dickinson College in 2007, entered the Dominican Order in 2009, and made his solemn vows as a friar preacher in 2013. In 2015 he completed a Licentiate in Philosophy at the Catholic University of America and was ordained a priest  of Jesus Christ. Fr. Philip-Neri loves attention, hates Awful Awfuls (sorry, Newport Creamery!), and is constitutionally incapable of "planning things" (sorry, Kelly!). He will drop anything to hear a confession and will do anything to preach the gospel. He has the best job in the world.​


Fr. Dominic Verner, O.P.

​Assistant Chaplain​​​​​​

Fr. Dominic Verner, O.P.Fr. Dominic Verner, O.P. graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, but left that profession behind to enter the Order of Preachers in 2010. He became a Dominican Friar to follow in the footsteps of St. Dominic, who was a brother to all and who was alive to the drama of salvation at work in every soul. As assistant chaplain, Fr. Dominic oversees Faith Formation in Campus Ministry, and he is always at your service!​

Fr. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P.


​​Fr. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P.Fr. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P. is the Chaplain at Providence College. He grew up in Hagerstown, MD as eighth of nine children. He attended the University of Maryland, College Park, beginning as an aerospace engineer but graduating with a degree in Reformation History and a concentration in Honors Humanities. A year after college, he entered the Dominican Order and was ordained a priest in May 2014. In January 2015, he joined the Campus Ministry staff here at Providence College as an Assistant Chaplain, and in January 2016 was named the Chaplain. He likes ice cream, t-rex jokes, and hiking.​​​