Office of Faith Formation welcomes new Campus Ministry Coordinator

Originally Published in the Southern Cross, Thursday, October 15, 2015

By: Sarah E. Dixon

“The rewards [of this job] are souls,” said Abigail Byron-Goslin, new campus ministry coordinator for the Diocese of Savannah.

Abigail, who goes by “Abbie”, is a graduate of Clayton State University in Jonesboro, where she was not involved in college ministry due to the lack of a Catholic presence on campus.

One day a friend, and the only Catholic she knew at the school, invited her to attend a young adult meeting and adoration for the first time. A few weeks later, she attended a college retreat that transformed her life and left her wanting more.

“I encountered our Lord in a deeper way than I’d ever experienced him, in and through the Eucharist, and knew at that moment that I was going to give the rest of my life to him,” she said.

Prior to her new role, Abbie worked in a Catholic continuing care home, volunteered in college ministry, worked as program director at the Georgia Tech Catholic Center, and served as a missionary campus minister for the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia.

She also studied at the Theology of the Body Institute in Pennsylvania where she received certification in the Theology of the Body.

“I see my job as one that can help point college students in the right direction to the one who has all the answers,” she said.

As campus ministry coordinator, Abbie is responsible for organizing and overseeing campus ministry programs in each of the seven deaneries in the diocese. There are currently nine active campus ministries.

“I enjoy reaching out to the college students because that is such an important age,” she said. “They’re discovering their vocations and their callings.”

For more information on campus ministry, visit diosav.org/campusministry or call Abbie at 912-201-4056.

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