Meet Our Staff!

Ross Boyle

Ross Boyle

Director

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.

Alicia Christie

Alicia Christie

In-Country Site Supervisor

Alicia Christie is a native Jamaican, growing up in the city of Mandeville with a mother she looked up to, and two younger sisters she is still very close with. Alicia has been a member of the St. Paul of the Cross Church Community at the Cathedral in Mandeville run by the Passionists since she was a little girl. Upon completion of her schooling in Jamaica, Alicia took over her mother’s job with the Diocese of Mandeville as the Youth-Coordinator and Engagement under Bishop Neil Tiedemann, CP. Lisa was the Youth Coordinator for eight years with the Diocese before moving into her current position with PVI as the In-Country Site Supervisor.
Lisa has been working with Passionist Volunteers in Mandeville, Jamaica since she started working for the Diocese. As the Youth Coordinator, she was the head of the Diocesan Youth Commission, where she always insisted that a Passionist Volunteer was a part of the committee because she believed PVIs are an integral part of the mission and work of the Diocese. She has a true love for the work she does, and plays an important role in the volunteers lives while they are serving in Jamaica.

Maureen Kervick, SSJ

Maureen Kervick, SSJ

In-Country Mentor

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.

Fr Lucian Clark, CP

Fr Lucian Clark, CP

Founder of PVI

Fr. Lucian Clark, C.P. is a native of Pittsbrugh, PA, where he grew up with a brother and three sisters. Educated by the Sisters of Charity, the De LaSalle Brothers, and the Benedictines, he became a Passionist in 1957 and celebrates fifty years as priest in Arpril, 2015. He served early years in youth ministry in Massachusetts and in retreat ministry for laity, religious and clergy. He served in administration leadership of the Passionists; holds a Masters in Education and sabbatical studies in Jerusalem. 
In 1998 Fr. Lucian founded the Passionist Volunteers International program, responsible for recruiting, screening, preparing and overseeing young college graduates for extended service in Passionist mission sites. For four years he initiated the Program living and working alongside the Volunteers in the Jamaica and Honduras service sites, until moving back to NY to act as Director of PVI until stepping down in 2018.
Upon stepping down as Director of PVI, Fr. Lucian moved to Jamaica to work in the Passionist Mission in Mandeville and continues to be inspired by the life and service of the Passionist Volunteers. Their excitement, energy, creativity and commitment to the poor keeps alive the spark of his enthusiasm. “Love is Ingenuous,” the motto of PVI, Fr. Lucian took from a cherished saying of the beloved founder of the Passionists, St. Paul of the Cross. To inspire energy and creativity in his young order, Paul reminded them of the ingenuity of God’s love who sent his Son to be our Savior. Fr. Lucian finds the Passionist Volunteers a dynamic embodiment of their motto.

Kate Spence

Kate Spence

Communications Director

Kate Spence grew up in Red Bank, New Jersey and is a graduate from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD. She graduated with a major in Communications specializing in Advertising and Digital Media and a minor in Studio Arts. It was at Loyola where Kate was able to continue to fuel her passion for service and social justice. During her time there she was heavily involved in service throughout the Baltimore community with organizations like Art with a Heart and Soccer Without Borders. She has also done international service in the Dominican Republic, Thailand and El Salvador. Kate has a passion for graphic design and creating art, and is happiest when using these talents to create positive social change. Kate served as a Passionist Volunteer from 2017-2018. She now is a graphic designer and creative marketer for an agency in NYC while serving part-time as the Communications Director for PVI.