Hello! My name is Colleen Criste, and I am the Director of Programs and Development for Campus Ministry for St. John University Parish, also known as Mountaineer Catholic, on the campus of WVU!
A little about me: I am married to my husband Dan, and we have 8 beautiful children and a big German Shepherd named Sarge. We relocated to West Virginia from Virginia four years ago.
Growing up, I spent many summers visiting my aunt, uncle, and cousins in Morgantown. My uncle, Dr. Ruel Foster, was a professor and chairperson for the English Department at WVU. One of my favorite memories from childhood was riding the PRT downtown with my cousin Paul and sitting in the stands at the Coliseum for a WVU basketball game.
I love Jesus and coffee, and food of all kinds; the spicier the better! I enjoy all things outdoors: hiking, kayaking, swimming, skiing, tennis…but not camping. I’m more of a glamper.
I also love to travel, and I love to laugh! Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit! If you can make me laugh, we’ll be friends for life!
I have been known to pray spontaneously in public and I’m a very good listener. It is not uncommon for random people to share their life stories with me.
My office door is always open to welcome and to serve the emotional and spiritual needs of the students I work with.
Feel free to stop by and say “Hello!” I look forward to meeting you!