Hi! My name is Colleen Criste and I am the Director of Programs and Development for Campus Ministry for WVU!
A little about me: I have been married to my husband Dan for 27 years, and we have 8 beautiful children and a big German Shepherd named Sarge. We relocated to Morgantown from Bedford, VA just one year ago. I led a Prayer Ministry at our former parish, as well as helped organize two Tent Revivals, several spiritual retreats, and conference pilgrimages.
I used to spend Summers visiting my cousins in Morgantown, and my uncle who was an English professor at WVU for over 30 years. One of my favorite memories from childhood was riding the PRT downtown with my cousin Paul and sitting in the stands for a WVU basketball game at the Coliseum.
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 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 a crisis, and I’m a very good listener.
I am very eager and excited to begin working with the students of WVU, the Newman Center,
St. John University Parish, Mountaineer Catholic, and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
My desire is to serve the spiritual needs of the students with grace and love to the best of my ability. I look forward to meeting each of you personally!