Resident Campus Ministers

About Resident Ministry

Resident Ministry is a collaborative offering shared by the Departments of Campus Ministry and Housing and Residence Life. Resident Ministers reside in each of the four traditional residence halls on campus and provide an additional layer of support for all campus residents. Each Resident Minister brings their own personality and style of care to their role. Some of the ways you might interact with your Resident Minister include...

  • attending a hall program planned by your Resident Minister (past programs include pizza feeds, yoga, prayer and meditation services, and chili dinners, to name a few)
  • scheduling a time to have a one-on-one conversation with your Resident Minister
  • running into your Resident Minister around your residence hall - it's home to both of you!


One-on-One Conversation

Resident Ministers are available for one-on-one conversations with students seeking support and companionship on their journeys at SU. You don't have to be Catholic to meet with a Resident Minister, and you don't have to talk about faith or spirituality unless you want to. Issues students bring to Resident Ministers include but are not limited to transition to college or other life adjustments; grief and loss; life direction and purpose; academic stress; social and relational issues; identity and belonging; and spiritual and religious questions and practices. Resident Ministers are also confidential resources for students who have experienced sexual assault. For more information on on-campus resources for survivors of sexual assault, including a list of confidential resources, visit the Dean of Students' page on sexual misconduct.

Who Is My Resident Minister?

Residence Hall or On-Campus Apartment Resident Minister
Bellarmine Hall Deanne Liu
Campion Hall Eva Sedgwick
Chardin Hall Marissa Robledo
The Douglas Marissa Robledo
Kolvenbach Community Marissa Robledo
Murphy Apartments Marissa Robledo
Vi Hilbert Hall Marissa Olivares
The Yobi Marissa Olivares
Xavier Global House Marissa Olivares
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Marissa Robledo (she/her)

Master of Education in Higher Education

Resident Minister

Phone: 206-296-2847

Marissa Robledo was born and raised in California. She earned her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and her master's degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. At Seattle University, she serves as the Associate Director for the Center for Student Involvement - working directly with leadership programming and student government. In addition to her role, Marissa has the privilege of serving as the Resident Minister in Chardin Hall. Marissa is passionate about working with students, being a small part of their educational journey and she truly excited for the opportunity to build community with them.

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Eva Sedgwick (She/her)

MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management

Resident Minister

Phone: 2064982151

Building/Room: Campion Hall

I have been at SU for 23 years. Before joining the faculty in the Albers School of Business and Economics, I practiced Law first in Philadelphia then in Seattle. I teach business law negotiations, and law and data analytics. I have also served as an administrator in the enrollment division and am currently the Director of the MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management in Albers. I graduated as an undergraduate from Boston College and feel very much at home working at a Jesuit university. I love teaching! I invest myself in my relationships with my undergraduate and graduate students, staying close with many of them after graduation. I was raised catholic, but my faith is really connected more to indigenous spirituality and wisdom. I am a part-time yoga teacher when I am not immersed at SU and love to share what I have learned in the yoga/mindfulness world with students. I have three boys of my own. One is a graduate and working in Chicago. My twins are seniors in College in Southern California. I also have two stepdaughters in college and graduate school in Philadelphia, and a stepson who hopes to attend SU next year as a freshman. Big family spanning from coast to coast. I am excited to engage with the students as a Resident Minister! You will find me in Campion Hall.

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Deanne Liu (she/her)

Masters in Student Development Administration

Residence Minister

Phone: 2062966062

Deanne was born in the Philippines and raised in the Bay Area. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies at Westmont College and is also a proud Redhawk Alum having received her Master's degree at SU in Student Development Administration. She is passionate about connection and community so that everyone belongs. Having worked in Housing and Residence Life at SU, and now serving as Associate Director of Student Success and Outreach, Deanne remains committed to the Jesuit values of Cura Personalis and creating pockets of joy around campus. When not working, you can find her wandering around campus with her wiener dog pal, Rolo.

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Marissa Olivares (she/her)

Master in Sociology

Resident Minister

Phone: 206 747 6930

Building/Room: Xavier Hall

Marissa was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua. She received her undergraduate from Central American University in Managua. She earned a Fulbright scholarship for her Master's degree at the University of Kentucky. At Seattle U, she is a Fulbright visiting scholars in the department of International Studies and Resident Minister at Xavier Hall. Marissa is excited for the intercultural experience to teach and support students at Seattle U