Chyva is a Fordham University graduate student in the Master's program of Religious Education: Young Adult and Youth Ministry with a background in counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Theology from Fordham. She has six brothers and one sister whom she loves and works closely with to stay current on youth issues. She is passionate about religious education, and is thrilled to be joining the Hofstra Family!
Father Gregory Rannazzisi, Chaplain
Fr. Gregory Rannazzisi is a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and was recently named the Vice-Rector of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington and Director of Diaconate Formation for the diocese.
Born and raised on Long Island, Fr. Greg received his Bachelors in Philosophy and Theology from Fordham University. After seminary formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Bishop William Murphy ordained Fr. Greg in June 2009. He holds a Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Fr. Greg first served at St. Brigid's Parish in Westbury, a dynamic community that encompasses a variety of ethnic groups, languages and extensive outreach, youth and education ministries. He is also the Catholic Chaplain at Hofstra University, coordinating the sacramental life and programs for the faculty, staff and students involved in Catholic Campus Ministry. In 2010, Bishop Murphy appointed Fr. Greg to the diocesan ecumenical and interfaith commission as his liaison with Long Island's Muslim and Eastern religion populations.