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Sealy will become New Zealand's only full-time youth minister

4/19/2010 —

(This article includes material written by Susan Britton, staff writer for the April edition of The Roar, Penn State Beaver’s student newspaper.)

Rich Sealy, Catholic campus minister at Penn State Beaver, is leaving the campus for New Zealand, where he will spend at least two years as the country’s only full-time youth minister. Sealy’s wife and two children will be with him.

In addition to other duties at Beaver, Sealy has served as a co-advisor to Beaver’s Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) organization along with faculty adviser Michael Hay, associate professor of chemistry.

Sealy and his family raised the funds needed for both the flight to New Zealand and his family’s living expenses there. The priest with whom Sealy will be working is the priest who performed Sealy’s marriage ceremony and is the person who invited Sealy and his family to come to New Zealand. Sealy will work out of a Catholic parish to run two youth groups as well as programs for young adults and married couples.

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