Ryan McNelis is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a 2021 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He earned a B.A. in Economics while minoring in Catholic Social Tradition, Data Science, and Theology. After spending the fall semester of 2019 studying at Trinity College Dublin, Ryan has returned to the Dublin Global Gateway to serve as the Campus Minister at O’Connell House while earning his M.A. in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work at Dublin City University.
As Campus Minister, Ryan provides spiritual guidance, faith leadership and pastoral support for our Study Abroad students throughout their semester in Dublin. Fostering a rigorous engagement of faith and culture, he will build a community who seek to integrate their faith into their engagement with Irish life.
Outside of O’Connell House, Ryan enjoys battling time differences to support the Fighting Irish on fall Saturdays, sharing the rich history and culture of his beloved hometown, and listening to the ineffable music of Bruce Springsteen.