Swimming with the Piranhas - An Interview with Matt Bond on the Petrus Development Show Oct 18, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Matt Bond, former director of development at the St. John Catholic Student Center at Oklahoma State University.  (Matt changed positions between when this podcast was recorded and when it was published!)  Andrew and Matt chat about Matt’s...

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What Development Means to Me May 16, 2022


By Jamie Cappetta, President, USC Caruso Catholic Center and Petrus Consultant


Like many development professionals, I didn’t start my career aspiring to be a fundraiser, but rather my aspiration was that of a professional baseball player. However, when I did not get drafted my senior...

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Petrus Development Conference Testimonial Mar 28, 2022


By Meghan Larsen-Reidy, Campus Minister, Diocese of Pittsburgh


My background is in ministry and not in development; however, the pandemic made it impossible to continue doing ministry without fundraising. There was a reduction in the funding source of my job’s budget, and in order for it...

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Startups and Sustainability - An Interview with Mark Randall on the Petrus Development Show Mar 22, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Mark Randall, the executive director of the Pontifical North American College (a.k.a the NAC).  Together, Andrew and Mark share about their fundraising adventures, and Mark offers advice for startup ministries and seasoned fundraising...

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"Run So As To Win" - An Interview with Craig Miller on the Petrus Development Show Mar 08, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Craig Miller, the president of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.  Together, Andrew and Craig talk about FOCUS, its ministry to college students, and the organization’s unique fundraising challenges.  They also discuss the...

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The Journey Creates Friends - An Interview with Bishop Konderla on the Petrus Development Show Mar 01, 2022

In this 100th episode, Andrew visits with Bishop David Konderla from the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma.  Andrew met Bishop Konderla when they worked together at St. Mary's Catholic Center in College Station, and the pair discusses the successes of the campus ministry’s...

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My Work Journey Part 2 Feb 14, 2022
In part 1 of my development journey, I shared about my first job in development and what it was like interviewing for and accepting a job halfway across the country. 
 
In 2008, just three years into my career, I became the development director for the St. Thomas More Newman Center at...
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Catholic Campus Ministry is a Generational Mandate - An Interview with Mike St. Pierre on the Petrus Development Show Jan 18, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Dr. Mike St. Pierre, Executive Director of Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA).  When Mike joined CCMA in 2015, he was able to bring new life and new energy to the organization. Andrew and Mike discuss CCMA, how Mike decided to leave...

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What Development Means to Me by Rhen Hoehn Sep 13, 2021

By Rhen Hoehn, St. Albert the Great University Parish Development Director, Houghton, Michigan


I grew up in a Catholic family that practiced the faith. While I was preparing for confirmation, I went on a NET (National Evangelization Team) retreat. This retreat plus the grace of the sacrament...

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Don’t wait for a Class Gift, Start with Stewardship Sep 07, 2021

By Mary Hernandez, Petrus Blog Contributor


 

Three Cheers for the Class Gift

The class gift tradition is widely recognized in educational circles. Schools have received benches, statues, fountains, trees, and other commemorative items from grateful grads. Many Catholic ministries have...

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Engaging Parents in Campus Ministry Aug 02, 2021

By Mary Hernandez, Petrus Blog Contributor


Engaging Parents in Campus Ministry

College campus ministries across the country are working feverishly to welcome their flock of new and returning students. If we haven't thought of extending our hospitality to good ‘ole mom and dad, we should.

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A Campaign Story, Part 1 - An Interview with Sarah Du Preez on the Petrus Development Show Jun 15, 2021

In this episode, Andrew visits with Sarah Du Preez, Director of Development for the St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish at University of Arkansas. Sarah started in her role last summer, which happened to be the same week that the ministry kicked off a feasibility study for a $12.5 million...

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