Small Faith Sharing Groups

Our Small Faith Sharing Groups are opportunities for you to grow in your faith with others. These groups meet weekly and are facilitated by students.

Our groups are always open for people to join, so if you don't get into one at the beginning of the year, don't fret!

For more information, contact us at

Meeting times and places TBA!



Hi There! I'm Maria, a 4th year fashion designer at DAAP, originally from central Illinois, and a lover of fruits, ice cream, purple, spontaneous adventures, and sunny days. My past small groups have led to some of my most precious college memories, and I am beyond excited to encounter more lovely bearcats this semester in small group!

Maria's group meets on Mondays at 2:30 pm in TUC 407.

If you're interested in joining her group, email her at Maria's group is for women only.

Hi! I'm Derek Schulte

I’m a 4th year Mechanical Engineer and love to build cool things, experience the outdoors, and travel. Small groups have been an important part of my faith formation since freshman year, allowing me to meet up with fellow Catholics and discuss a wide range of topics thorough the lens of faith.

Derek's group meets on Mondays at 7:00 pm in the Catholic Center.

If you are interested in joining his group, email him at

Hello! My name is Abby Cronin - I am addicted to coffee and avocado toast which helps keep me always on the go between DAAP, my sorority, The Letter Project and now being a small group leader!

Having a busy schedule can make it hard to find time for prayer, which is why being apart of a small group is so great. It forces you to slow down and nurture relationships, both with friends at church and with God!

Abby's group meets on Monday's at 8:00 pm in TUC 407.

If you're interested in joining her group, email her at

My name is Olivia Greco. I am a junior at UC studying Special Education from Yellow Springs Ohio. After graduation I want to spend a mission year then go on to get my masters at Theology and Catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville. I am excited to see what God is going to do at the newman center this year, specifically small groups.

Olivia's small group meets on Mondays at 8:00 pm in TUC 403.

If you are interested in joining Olivia's group, email her at


Hello! My name is Sylvia Mattingly, and I beginning my second year at the University of Cincinnati. I am studying Graphic Communication Design in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. I am the oldest in my family, and I have four brothers and two sisters. I am passionate about art, movies, nature, and especially being Catholic.

Sylvia's small group meets on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm in TUC 407.

If you are interested in joining Sylvia's group, email her at


I'm David Tangeman and I'm a 5th year Computer Engineering student focusing on Factory systems and PLCs. I love playing music with the Bearcat Bands, rooting for everything Cincinnati, volunteering with various professional and student organizations, and hanging with friends.

Originally from Midwest Ohio and moving to Cincinnati has helped me grow. I've had many good experiences from both locations, student groups, and service trips that have brought me closer to God. I'm looking forward to sharing those experiences, yours, and that of others to help us all reflect and share the glory of God.

David's group meets on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm.

If you are interested in joining David's group, email him at

Hi my name is Regis, I’m a third-year student in Biochemistry and Environmental Studies. This is my fifth semester with Saint Monica Saint George, and I am absolutely thrilled with the idea of being and intern this year with our campus ministry of the Newman center!

Regis' small group meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Catholic Center

If you are interested in joining Regis' group, email him at

My name is Luke Swanson, and I'm a 4th-year biomedical engineering student here at UC. I'm originally from the always fabulous Northeastern Ohio, hailing from the town of Wadsworth. I am passionate about NBA-related debate topics, the correct amount of stuffing in oreos, and I prefer my puns intended. I'm an avid pro at slacklining and spikeball, and I am a die-hard Cleveland sports fan. But most of all, I'm just an individual defined by my faith and dependence on God. I am passionate about ministry, and the ways that fellowship has radically impacted my faith in college. As I aim to pursue Christian masculinity and a life centered around the Lord, I'm most excited to serve and share His glory with others.

Luke's group is men only and they meet on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm in TUC 407.

If you're interested in joining Luke's group, email him at


Hi! I am Teresa Rust and I am on the pre-medical track in my fourth year of a five year program. I was born and raised in Cincinnati and I am passionate about traveling, baking, volunteering, and living out my faith. I do my best to live out my faith in every aspect of my life. I have been a part of a small group ever since my freshman year of college. I love the community and faith that a small faith sharing group builds. I am so excited to be leading a small group where people discuss topics that are relevant to their lives and further grow their relationship with other Catholics and the Lord.

Teresa's group meets on Thursdays at 4:00 pm. in the Catholic Center.

If you are interested in joining Teresa's group, email her at is

Hello! My name is Scott Retta and I’m a second year physical therapy student. I am excited to work as an intern this year because church always has and always will be an important part of my life. The Newman club is especially dear to my heart because it helped me realize that my closest friendships can be kindled right here at these events. I love the people I met over this past year, and I am excited to do my part as an intern to make the experience as great it was for me when I first stepped foot on campus a year ago.

Scott's group meets on Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the Catholic Center.

If you are interested in joining Scott's group, email him at


Hi! My name is Frazier and I'm a fourth year Computer Science ACCEND student at the University of Cincinnati. I enjoy playing piano, volunteering with community organizations, and in-depth discussions with good friends.

My professional interests include bioinformatics, machine learning, and cloud computing.

I also have a vast knowledge of mostly unimportant, but often entertaining Catholic trivia facts. Join my small group, and you're bound to hear some!

Frazier's group meets on Fridays at 3:30 pm.

If you are interested in joining Frazier's group, email him at .