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Dave Gilpin


Director of Campus Ministry, Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree

“It’s a joy to see students come full circle from unwilling freshman to enthusiastic senior. Every freshman has to do 15 hours of service, and right now, at the beginning of the school year, they’re rolling their eyes, but four years ago, the seniors were exactly the same. As freshmen, some of them don’t want to do it, they don’t see the point, but as seniors, they’re doing 100-200 hours – on their own initiative. The biggest challenge is getting the kids, roping them in, and getting them excited about the ministry. One student said he didn’t get deeper in his faith until he was a junior. Not everyone starts off on the same page and we work to meet kids where they’re at.”