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UVF Presents Familiar Face as Youth Specialist

by Sarah Cushing - Office of Marketing | Sep 30, 2015
Carrie Maurio
Carrie Maurio '07
This fall, University of Valley Forge (UVF) alumna and former admissions counselor Carrie Maurio ’07, accepted a faculty position as assistant professor of Youth and Family Studies — a position better known as UVF's youth specialist.
Maurio thrives in the classroom setting where her pastoral heart and her teaching and counseling background can shine through. As youth specialist, she will help train future pastors and leaders by using her pastoral gifts to affect a generation. She is excited to see first-hand how students’ potential grows and turn the ministry tools gained in the classroom into actual ministry possibilities. She will encourage her students to not only study the subject matter but also implement those lessons in the various leadership roles offered on campus.   
Maurio has been a familiar and friendly face on campus since her days as an undergraduate student. She served in the Office of Admissions as a student worker and continued part-time for one year after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministries. Maurio left UVF to serve as a youth pastor for two churches in the PennDel District but returned to UVF in 2013 as an enthusiastic and passionate admissions counselor. During that time, she created and launched Cascade, a mentoring program for women in the UVF Youth Studies program, as well as youth pastors and leaders in the area, designed to resource, equip and encourage them. Maurio will continue to run the program and faithfully volunteers at her local church.