ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

FACULTY

Dr. Kathleen Musslewhite

 Dr. Kathleen Musslewhite is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Maryland. She practices at Vital Sources LLC, a group practice in Frederick, Maryland. Her practice consists of both therapy and assessment. Her specialties include the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Panic Disorder. She received her Psy.D. from IPS, Divine Mercy University.  She also is an attorney having obtained her JD from the American University, Washington College of Law.

Jennifer Ristine

Jennifer has been consecrated in the Regnum Christi movement since 1997. She obtained her Masters in Theology from Catholic Distance University. Jennifer served as a professor of Education, Theology and Spirituality courses in Mater Ecclesiae College from 2003-2014. From 2014 to 2018 she served in Magdala, Israel. She is the author of Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala.

Maria Brackett, Executive Director

Maria Brackett is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. She received a BA from Thomas More College of Liberal Arts and an MA from the University of Dallas, both in English. After this she went into the world of education, directing schools in the United States and Spain while also completing degrees in Pastoral Studies (Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum) and Education (Universidad Anáhuac). Accompanying people as they grow is her passion. She became involved in the ministry of spiritual direction about 20 years ago and 3 years ago decided to dedicate herself to it. She is also trained in giving the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, a ministry that is very close to her heart. She considers it a privilege to walk along others in their relationship with the Lord  

 

Fr. Robert Presutti, LC, Formation and Program Development Director

Fr Robert serves as the Formation and Program Development Director for the SDC Program. Previously, he has served as: vocations director; vice rector for the Legionaries of Christ College in Rome; founding director of National Consultants for Education; President of the University of Sacramento; Head of School and President of Pinecrest Academy (Cumming, GA); parochial vicar; and most recently Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs of Divine Mercy University and Adjunct Faculty for the PsyD Program. Over the course of his formation and priesthood, he completed studies of Classical Humanities in Salamanca (Spain) and philosophy and theology in Rome. He holds a license degree in philosophy from the Gregorian University, and a doctorate in Philosophy from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, both in Rome. Throughout the years as a religious and priest, he has served as spiritual director for persons from a variety of backgrounds and walks of life.

Victoria O'Donnell, Program Assistant and Admissions Representative

Victoria is the Assistant as well as the Admissions Representative for the Program and has filled this role from the beginning of the program's launch in September 2018. Being from Cincinnati, OH by birth, she has had the grace to have lived and worked in many states across the US as well as periods of time in Mexico and Spain. She holds a BA in Pastoral and Religious Studies from Mater Ecclesiae College, is a CEFR B2 certified Spanish speaker and is studying a Master's in Clinical Mental Health with Divine Mercy University. Her passion is people- listening to, understanding, working with, and helping them make their next best decision. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 The SDC Program is a non-degree program offered through a partnership of Divine Mercy University and Regnum Christi.

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