Rev. Joshua Neu
Ordained on June 27, 2015, Fr. Joshua Neu is a priest of the Diocese of Tyler. After completing a B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Dallas, he entered formation for the priesthood. Fr. Joshua studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and then went on to complete a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture (S.S.L.) at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. In addition to his love of Sacred Scripture, Fr. Joshua has particular interests in the Sacred Liturgy, Historical Theology, and Linguistics. He has worked in multiple parishes of the Diocese of Tyler and is currently the Director of Vocations, in addition to his ministry as Chaplain of the St. John Paul II Catholic Campus Ministry.
Program Development and Outreach Marketing
Shannon is a native of the Diocese of Tyler, as she resides in Larue, TX. Shannon is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Art. Shannon has a history of leadership with thirty four years of experience in creative development and team management, mentoring, managing resources, developing process improvements, and creatively solving challenges. Her expertise with non-profit outreach ministry and volunteers will be vital to the growth and vitality of our Campus Ministry.
Shannon will use her expertise to create impactful, effective, strategic communications to support the St. John Paul the II Catholic Campus Ministry programs and events. She will be a resource to help harmonize Campus Ministry efforts with the Institute and other Diocesan initiatives. Shannon will promoter greater interest and engagement with campus ministry events both at UT Tyler and TJC, as well as establishing and growing relationships between the local parishes and the campus ministry, making the campus ministry more integrated and well-known, not only within the University, but amongst the parishes and entire Tyler community as well.
With Shannon's passion for serving God, the Catholic Church and the community, she feels very blessed to be joining the St. John Paul II Catholic Campus Ministry.