Meet the Team
Director, Office of Campus Life and Ministry
Alexandria (Lepore) Fung was born in London, Ontario, and after graduating from King’s University College at Western University (BA, 2012), with honours in Catholic Studies; she continued studying theology at Saint Peter’s Seminary (MDiv). Mid-way through her graduate studies, Alexandria transferred to Saint Mark’s College where she graduated with a Masters in Religious Education (MRE, 2016). While studying theology, Alexandria also gained experience working as a member of a university campus ministry team at King’s, first as a student intern and eventually as the Campus Minister to Youth (2008-2012). She re-assumed a campus ministry role, as Director of the Office of Campus Life and Ministry at Saint Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in November 2015.
Alexandria’s vision of ministry can be summarized with the words: relational and reciprocal. After leaving London, and before arriving to Vancouver, she learned these fundamental values through her leading- and learning from inter-faith groups, including co-members of King’s Center for Jewish-Catholic-Muslim-Learning (CJCML); and from Dene Aboriginal persons of one of Canada’s missionary dioceses, the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, where she co-founded- and served as the Associate Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry; participated as a member of the ecumenical Yellowknife Ministerial Association; and volunteered with marginalized teens living on Yellowknife’s streets, and those in prison (2012-2015).
With tremendous support from her husband, Erwin, Alexandria continues her studies towards the completion of a Canadian Certificate in Catholic Youth Ministry Studies (CCYMS).
SR. ANGELA MARIE (FSE)
Sr. Angela Marie is a native of Italy, where she earned a Judicial Degree and a Master’s in Law Professions from the University of Perugia, Italy, and became a lawyer. After joining the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist (FSE), Sr. Angela Marie then earned a Master’s Degree in Theology, with a concentration in morality, from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut.
Prior to her being missioned by her community to Canada in September of 2016, Sr. Angela Marie taught high school religion, and worked in Pro-Life Ministry for the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Presently, Sr. Angela Marie serves as a sessional faculty member at Saint Mark’s and Corpus Christi Colleges, where she also works part-time as the Campus Minister.
FR. ROBERT ALLORE (SJ)
Pastor - Chaplain
Fr. Robert Allore arrived at Saint Mark’s Parish and the University of British Columbia (UBC) in January of 2012 after a decade on the campus of the University of Toronto. His university studies began in biology at the University of Ottawa. Upon completion of his studies in Ottawa, Fr. Rob moved to the University of Toronto where he obtained a PhD in Immunology. After several years of research activity, he joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), and was ordained to the priesthood in 2001. Before moving to Vancouver, Fr. Rob worked for several years at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital investigating the genetics of nervous system development. During those years, he also assisted the Catholic chaplain at the Newman Center, at the University of Toronto.
It is his pleasure and honour to be associated with the young and growing population of Saint Mark’s and the Catholic chaplaincy at UBC. In particular, the Science and Faith Reflection group, which meets throughout the academic year, is one of his favourite projects at Saint Mark’s.
Student Life Events Coordinator
Nina Bennett is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia. She studied at the University of Victoria as well as Simon Fraser University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Throughout her education Nina participated in many different Social Justice initiatives both on and off campus. Her experience in community outreach led Nina to pursue a career in youth work, working at the municipal level planning events and running engaging youth programs.
Nina prides herself on her experiences travelling and credits them greatly as vital points in her education. She has been fortunate to travel to the Bronx three times to work in after
school programs for students and she has completed the Camino de Santiago.
Nina is very excited to grow with the St. Mark’s and Corpus Christi Colleges community and continue to build an exciting and engaging environment for students to learn both in and outside of class.
Coordinator of Music Ministry
Kevin’s passion for teaching music and performing became a reality in 2005 when he left his full-time job in software development and began teaching, arranging, performing, and directing music full-time. Prior to that year, he had been performing as a musician for wedding ceremonies and special events, as a keyboard player in the orchestra for music theatre performances. Kevin was also involved in music ministry at Saint Paul’s Church (Richmond), as a piano player during Sunday Mass, and as worship leader for youth retreats.
Kevin currently serves as the Coordinator of Music Ministry at Saint Mark’s College Chapel at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and teaches music privately and at the Pacific Life Bible College (Surrey).
Kevin has had classical training in piano, and holds the Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) teacher’s diploma.