The Protestant campus minister position, formerly held by the Rev. Lyta Seddig, has been restructured.
Director of Campus Ministry Greg Baker said, “The model of a part-time campus minister was not as effective [as it could be].”
Seddig, who came to Mercyhurst College in 2001, worked 15 to 16 hours a week.
“Several people, including myself, tried to look at the effectiveness of the position,” Baker said.
According to Baker, the first priority of the restructuring was to find someone who was more accessible to students by being available both mornings and evenings.
The Rev. Christine Brotherson was chosen as the full-time Protestant minister.
The departure of Seddig did sadden Baker, he said.
“It was not an easy transition for me, personally,” Baker said.
However, Baker is pleased with how the transition has gone so far.
“I’m extremely optimistic about our future and our ministries,” Baker said.