Current Volunteers

Mandee DeMarco ministers at the Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s in Wilmington, Delaware. The Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s provides access to compassionate, culturally responsive emotional and behavioral health services that empower individuals and families. Mandee works with the center’s administrative department where she works collaboratively with clients. Mandee also assists with donor listings, grant applications, insurance, billing processing, and pre-intake screenings.

Mandee recently graduated from Canisus College in Buffalo, New York, earning a Bachelor of Psychology with a minor in religious studies and counseling. Mandee finds her ministry site to be a space that provides her with the opportunity to stay committed to her future goals both in her professional life and her spiritual life. Working with an organization that is in collaboration with a church enables Mandee to remain focused on her aspirations of working with people in need of mental and spiritual health as well as providing support for her strong belief system.

While Mandee is not at her ministry site, she maintains a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. She has found a new love for yoga where she places her physical, mental, and spiritual reflections into practice. She is also a talented artist and enjoys drawing, sketching, and painting.

Rachel Dunlap ministers at the Aquinas Center in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Aquinas Center builds unity in diversity, supports learning, and inspires thoughtful action. Rachel coordinates service trips for high school and college students which expose them to the different cultures of the area allowing them to gain an empathetic insight into the community needs.

Rachel earned a Bachelor of Theology and Psychology from St. Ambrose University in Iowa. She feels that her ministry gives her the opportunity to bridge the gap between faith and the human psyche by working with people on a personal level. Rachel’s ministry represents the medium with which she can help influence systemic structural changes within the community. She realizes that these structural changes provide an opportunity for personal growth through increased faith and spirituality.

When Rachel has free time she enjoys yoga and reading. She is excited about exploring her new environment through staying active and connecting with nature.

Theresa Kennedy ministers at Red Hill Farm and Assisi House, the retirement convent of the Sisters of St. Francis.  Red Hill Farm is one of the sisters’ many environmental initiatives.  It provides its 120 members as well as the sisters with organic product and also offers social and educational programs.  Theresa works as a full-time farmer at Red Hill.  During the winter months—when things are slower on the farm—she spends a few days a week at Assisi House working in the physical therapy office providing sisters with holistic care.

Theresa feels blessed to be serving at two “wonderful and unique ministry sites.”  She greatly appreciates working outside, physically intertwining her life with nature.  She sees her winter ministry at Assisi House as a place of relationship building where she describes it not as a place of employment but rather, “a home and place of healing, for the sisters, employees, and the volunteers.”

Theresa holds a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in Political Science.  When she’s not at her ministry, Theresa enjoys running, yoga, cooking and baking, arts and crafts, and reading.  She also thoroughly enjoys spending time with her community members and the sisters.