Ellen O’Shaughnessy, D.Min

Ellen O’Shaughnessy, D.Min

Director of Campus Ministry

Married to John Robert Padberg, D. Min., Ph.D. Bob and Ellen are parents of two adult children, John and Ann and grandparents of three --John's ten year old daughter and Ann's twin 3 year olds, a girl and a boy. I love to go home from work to my husband, play with grandchildren, read, study, have dinner with friends at our home.


-Gather students together for weekly Campus Ministry meetings--a time for prayer, reflection on Biblical passages and themes, companionship, planning for events, fun and meaningful conversation
-provide retreats and gatherings for Mt. Carmel students with other downtown campuses
-coordinate interfaith prayer services on campus
-offer service opportunities for students: Bethlehem on Broad Street, Faith Mission, Washington, D.C. Mission Trip, Disciple Students in the City
-provide leadership for Invocations, Benedictions at Graduation, Pinning Ceremonies, Orientation when requested
-Chair of Mission and Ministry Committee
-member of the Mission and Strategic Planning Committee
-provide reflections/prayers online.


M.A. Providence College, Providence R.I.
M.Div. Boston College/Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, MA
Th.M. Boston College/Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, MA
Doctor of Ministry, Methodist Theological School of Ohio
Ongoing Quarterly Theology and Ministry Study Group
Yearly Conference on Theology and Ministry

Certifications, Honors & Achievements

Certified as a Campus Minister by the CCMA: Catholic Campus Ministry Association
Member of the Academy of the YWCA Women of Achievement
Humanitarian Award from the Church Women United
Exemplary Service Award for Service as Chaplain for Church Women United


Speaker for various occasions--Louisville, KY, for Church Women United; Shiloh Baptist Church; presentations on the ministry of the Downtowners Campus Ministry; Coordinator for Interfaith Panels.
Invocation and Benediction for respective Graduations.


Grants awarded to the Downtowners Campus Ministry that benefit students including Mt. Carmel College students:
Roman Catholic Diocese; Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio; West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church; East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church; Presbytery of Scioto Valley; Dominican Sisters of Peace; First Congregational Church; St. Joseph Cathedral; In kind: Trinity Lutheran Church

Community/Professional Service

Executive Director for the Downtowners serving Colleges and Universities of Columbus including Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Board Member of Catholic Conference of Ohio Campus Ministers
Direct Service to Faith Mission, Church in the Garden, Planner for Bethlehem on Broad Street
Chaplain for Church Women United.

8:1 - clinical student:faculty ratio