Meet Our Staff!
Ross Boyle was born 20 miles outside of Boston, MA, in a small New England town. A true Boston sports fan (but don’t hold it against him!), he is a product of public schooling and contributes his love of service to the small-town environment he grew up in. Upon high school graduation, Ross moved to Washington, DC to attend the Catholic University of America where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Theology. While at CUA, Ross was the head of the Knights of Columbus, Esto VIr, and Live Out Love organizations. He spent most of his breaks in college on service trips, and visited Jamaica in the summer of 2012 with CUA where he first fell in love with the country and the culture.
After graduating from The Catholic University of America, Ross became a Passionist Volunteer in Jamaica for a year with the self-named ‘Blue Crew.’ Upon completion of his year as a PVI and his return to the US, the Passionists hired Ross to be the Director of Operations of PVI under Fr. Lucian Clark, CP, and a part of the Passionist Vocations Team. After two years in that position, Ross was named the Director of our Passionist Volunteers International program where he currently holds that title. He is graduating soon from St. Mary’s University with his Masters in Public Administration, and is set to be married in April of 2019.
Maureen Kervick, SSJ
Maureen Kervick, SSJ was born in Springfield, MA, oldest of four children. Her education by the Sisters of St. Joseph inspired her to join the Community. After teaching elementary school, Sr. Maureen entered nursing and was Administrator of the Community’s Health Care Center. She returned to education but as an Administrator, serving nine years as Dean of Students at the Community’s Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee, MA. In addition to her nursing, Sr. Maureen has an M.A. in Religious Studies from Fairfield University.
Her Community recognized Sr. Maureen’s leadership skills and elected her to serve four years as Vice President of the Community. Subsequently Sr. Maureen returned to Elms as Director of Campus Ministry. Her long experience with young people includes several years working in youth ministry with the Passionist Community, including seven years as Administrator of St. Gabriel’s Passionist Youth Retreat House, Shelter Island, NY
Sr. Maureen’s years working with young people and her long association with the Passionists made her a natural when the Passionists re-organized and re-located the PVI Ministry to Mandeville, JA. She came to Jamaica as Site Supervisor in 2010, assisting as mentor, organizer and on-site overseer for the life and service of the PVIs. Here she has found the dynamic activity and creative investment of the Volunteers inspiring and hope for the life of the Church and Gospel-service in Jamaica. Upon announcing her decision to retire in 2018, PVI moved her position from Site Supervisor to In-Country Mentor once she was granted permission to stay in Jamaica full-time by her community. PVI is grateful for the years of service that Sr. Maureen has given to the program, and she remains a vital part of our organizational structure.