Graduate Assistant

Mike Urbaniak (


  • B.A. Theology, University of Notre Dame, 2010
  • M.Div., University of Notre Dame, 2014 (expected)


Professional Experience:

As an undergraduate Michael spent three years serving as a PILLAR peer educator for the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education.  Very involved with dorm life, Michael also served as a Resident Assistant during his Senior year.

After graduating with his B.A., Michael spent a year serving as an intern in the Department of Campus Ministry at the University of Notre Dame.  During this time he helped to coordinate the Sophomore Road Trip, Confirmation Sacramental Preparation Program, and Freshmen In Discipleship Evangelization and Service initiative.  Michael also served on a panel for "Beyond the Hook-up, Navigating the World of Relationships."

Entering the Master of Divinity program in the fall of 2011, Michael joined the head staff of Siegfried Hall as an Assistant Rector.  While there, Michael served in both an administrative and pastoral role helping to promote healthy community life.  During his second year, he started "Ramblin' About", a forum for residents to come together and talk about many different topics, particularly focused on men's issues.  

Michael's primary interests with regards to gender relations combine his passion for theology with promoting healthy relationships.

In his free time, enjoys spending time cooking as well as playing a variety of sports, particularly golf, basketball, and baseball. 

Favorite Quotes:

"Be who you are and be that well." ~St. Francis de Sales

"Love ot will not betray you, dismay or enslave you,
It will set you free. Be more like the man you were made to be." ~Mumford & Sons