The Rev. Mike Kuhn, a native of Manassas and a founding member of Youth Apostles, has been named Marymount University’s assistant chaplain, while Ashton Mallon has been promoted to director of Campus Ministry.
“I’m very excited to be a part of the Campus Ministry team and look forward to meeting the students, building Christ-centered relationships with them, celebrating the sacraments, teaching the faith, assisting with service projects and being a joyful presence on campus,” said Kuhn, who comes to Marymount from St. John’s Catholic Prep in Buckeystown, Maryland, where he was chaplain.
Kuhn has served in a variety of roles for Youth Apostles, was assistant principal and chaplain at Pope Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, assistant chaplain at George Mason University, chaplain at Siena Academy in Great Falls, and chaplain to the youth ministry program at St. Paul Chung Parish in Chantilly. He coordinated the Catholic Campus Ministry at Old Dominion University as chaplain for five years.
A Catholic Diocese of Arlington appointment, he follows the Rev. Jack Peterson, who was at Marymount for 15 years and now focuses on youth ministry in the diocese.
Mallon’s promotion constitutes a restructuring of Campus Ministry that Marymount President Matthew D. Shank said will further enhance the university’s Catholic identity and make it even more effective in reaching the entire campus community. The Rev. Tom Yehl
will continue his important work as chaplain.
“This new structure will be implemented before the start of the academic year and Father Tom and Ashton will continue to work very closely to carry out the mission and vision of Campus Ministry,” Shank said.
Mallon has been associate director of Campus Ministry since 2010. She holds a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Marymount and a bachelor’s degree in theology and education from Mount St. Mary’s University.
“I am very excited for the year ahead, and it is an honor to be promoted,” Mallon said. “ I am especially looking forward to working with Father Tom to further the faith experience of our students, faculty, and staff. I consider it a true privilege to create experiences for them to encounter God in a deeper way and to create a community where they feel welcomed, encouraged and loved.”
The Rev. Mike Kuhn