Newman Council





Newman Council Members:

            -Newman Catholic Center Leadership & Administration:

                        -Fr. Gary Dailey, Director

                        -Fr. Rob Miskell, Associate Director

                        -Deacon Tom Lynch, Deacon on Site

                        -Virginia Webb, Director of Development

            - Chair: Megan Johnson (Permanent Community Member)

            -Vice-Chair: John Chase  (Grad Student, UMass)

            -Secretary: Lynn Goodrow (Permanent Community Member)

            -Newman Catholic Center Permanent Community:

                        -Ann Zimmerman                                                                                                                   

                        -Wesley Goscenski                                                                                                                                                   

                        -Kenneth Rotondi

                        -Michael Matis 

                        -Linda Lynch

                        -Colleen Sands                                                                     

            -Newman Catholic Center Student Community

                        -Undergraduate Student Representative, Jackson Werner '20

                        -Graduate Student Representative, Bridget Baudinet 

                        -NSA Representative 

                        -Esselsen Peer Ministers Representative

                        -FOCUS Representative 


Standing Committee of the Council:

Evangelization Committee - Chaired by Fr. Rob

Community Service Committee - Chaired by Megan Johnson

Newman Fellowship Committee - Co-Chaired by Megan & Ann Zimmerman

Emergency Ad Hoc Committee - Chaired by Deacon Tom


Meeting Schedule:

             September 17, 2019

             October 29, 2019

             November 19, 2019

             January 28, 2020

             February 25, 2020

             March 31, 2020

             April 28, 2020

Volunteer Opportunities:

There always exists a broad range of volunteer opportunities for students and members of the permanent communities to ensure the Newman Catholic Center meaningfully lives out the Catholic faith in an authentic manner and perpetually serves as a “home away from home.” For more information and details, please contact Virginia Webb at the following email address: or by phone at 413-549-0300 ext. 105

Meeting Minutes:


Welcome to the Newman Council page. 
We hope that the following information helps you in your journey with Newman.
Please feel free to reach out to any of our Council members
if you should have  suggestions, issues or ideas that you would like to share.
9/17/19 Mtg.
10/29/19 Mtg.
11/2719 Mtg.
1/28/20 Mtg.
2/24/20 Mtg.

 For more information or to convey an issue please contact Chair Megan Johnson at

The Newman Catholic Center, located on the UMass Amherst campus, serves the students, faculty, and staff
of the University and the Five College area through events, worship, prayer, community service, and special happenings.

Newman Catholic Center

472 N. Pleasant St.

Amherst, MA 01002


Mission Statement: Empowered by the Spirit and inspired by John Henry Newman's motto: "Heart speaks to Heart" we explore, believe and reach out inclusively to make Jesus Christ present to all who share their journey with us.