Vice President for Advancement
Alumnus Paul Jalsevac returned to Christendom in December 2010. While at Christendom, he served as President of the Student Body and helped start a new Endowment. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Christendom in 1999, Paul entered Ave Maria School of Law. He served as Managing Editor of the Ave Maria Law Review before graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2006. Paul then spent two years as a legal law clerk for Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Finally, Paul practiced general commercial litigation as a litigation associate at the international law firm Jones Day. Paul then felt called to return to the College he loved because of a strong belief in its mission. Contact Paul Jalsevac by email at [email protected] or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1253.
Executive Director for Planned Giving
John earned his BA in History from Fairfield University and his MBA in Finance from Fordham University. He joined the College in 1992, first as Director of Admissions and then as VP for Development, Planning and College Relations in 1995. In 2004, he served as Vice President for Advancement. After being named Executive Director for Planned Giving in mid-2016, John has been tasked with directing Christendom’s expansion into estate planning. Contact John Ciskanik by email at [email protected] or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1250.
Prior to joining Christendom in 2009, Tim spent 23 years in the information technology industry in sales, marketing and management. He has been an IT consultant for General Dynamics, Rockwell Intl., and Virginia Tech among others. He has held clearances with the federal government and has assessed and designed sensitive network systems for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Dept. of Homeland Security and a few other unnamed agencies. Tim holds an FCC license and is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD – 1 of 9000 worldwide) through the Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI). Drs. Warren & Anne Carroll have been dear friends of the Flagg family since the early 1970’s and he enjoys working with the Advancement team. Tim likes being part of a mission which changes lives and saves lives. He feels honored to know Christendom’s donors and their dreams for restoring all things in Christ. Contact Tim Flagg by email at [email protected] or by phone by calling 800.877.5456.
David J. Costanzo
Prior to beginning his service at Christendom College in 2015, David served for six years at The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS), applying his skills in communications, marketing and development. Building on his historic achievements at CNS, David is ready to apply his heart for the New Evangelization to Christendom’s mission, “To Restore All Thing in Christ!” David brings more than 20 years’ business experience along with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Franciscan University. His areas of expertise include: New Evangelization and Catholic ministry, marketing, sales, non-profit development, banking, commercial real estate management, social media/cross media/digital marketing. David is excited to partner with the benefactors of Christendom College and looks forward to laboring beside them to assure their gifts achieve their desired goal. He is particularly passionate about the donor promise which states, “Together, we form the whole person to build a hopeful future.” He notes that “any amount of time, talent, treasure and prayer donated to Christendom will reap so much good for the Church. What a great gift to be a part of this incredible mission!” Contact David Costanzo by email at [email protected] or by phone by calling his mobile 703-869-1169.
Associate Philanthropy Officer
Susie Twetten was the Director of Marketing for the political talk show “The McLaughlin Group” before taking over as the producer of “McLaughlin’s One on One”. Thoroughly immersed in the news of DC, she began working at W-USA TV, Channel Nine as field producer for the morning and evening news, as well as a special Weekend segment. After 5 years of eating, breathing and sleeping news she took what she thought would be a one year sabbatical to be the Director of Development and Head of Admissions for a small, all-girls high school in D.C. As fate would have it, she met a teacher from the brother school and was married one year later. Over the course of the next decade or two, they had nine beautiful children and she immersed herself in her childrens lives and schools. Part of being a “stay at home mom” was also running a childhood development program, chairing and volunteering for yearly charitable events and being on the board of her children schools. It was during this time she realized what her working passion was – supporting Catholic education! With her children all in school and the house quiet and empty, Susie knew it was time re-enter the job force and in the field she loved. It has been a joy for her to join onto this great mission of Christendom College and to help them realize their great mission of restoring all things in Christ! Contact Susie at [email protected].
Adam Wilson graduated from Christendom College in 2007 and returned in 2016 to take on the role of director of annual giving. In his new role, Adam manages the annual fund program and helps manage Christendom’s Principles publication. Before joining the Advancement team, he served in several roles at The Cardinal Newman Society, including as director of communications and as editor of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. Adam earned his B.A. with a major in philosophy and a minor in theology. He subsequently earned his M.B.A. with a concentration in innovation from James Madison University. Adam is excited to contribute his skills to further the mission of Christendom College to Restore All Things in Christ. Contact Adam at [email protected] or 800.877.5456 ext. 1239.
Assistant Director for Alumni & Donor Relations
Vince graduated in 1998 with a BA in Philosophy and has 15 years’ experience “restoring all things in Christ” in various charitable organizations including research, medical, military, and pro-family groups. Joining the Advancement team in May 2014, Vince is responsible for all aspects of alumni and donor relations. Specifically, Vince reaches out to all alumni, organizing events (homecoming) and providing alumni networking opportunities. In addition, Vince demonstrates to donors the value of their financial support by means of creative and informative impact pieces. Vince has been happily married to Barbara Portzer (’95) since 1998 and they are blessed with nine children. Contact Vince Criste by email at [email protected] or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1652.
Gift Processing & Acknowledgement Coordinator
Leslie is happy to assist any of our donors who may have questions regarding a donation they would like to give or have given. She will do all she can to honor your requests and make your experience with Christendom College a pleasant and memorable one. Contact Leslie Mathews by email at [email protected] or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1251.
Database and Student Employee Manager
Karl graduated from St. John’s College in 2008 with a BA in liberal arts. He joined the admissions team at St. John’s for the next two years, before earning his MS in library studies from Clarion University in 2011. After earning his master’s, Karl worked at Shenandoah University as the assistant director for data and records management for the college’s admissions office.
As database and student employee manager, Karl is in charge of benefactor and alumni records for the college, responsible for managing all analytics and reports for the Advancement Office and keeping up-to-date on all things related to strategic data analysis for the college. In addition, Karl also hires, trains, and manages the student personnel of the advancement office, organizing and supervising the student calling program and mentoring the student employees as they progress through their collegiate careers. Contact Karl by email at [email protected] or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1372.
Prospect Research Analyst
Before joining the Advancement Office in January 2014, Glen spent many years in academia, earning a BA in Liberal Studies focusing on Classical and British Literature, and a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies specializing in New Testament and Church History. As Research Analyst, he is responsible for fulfilling any requests for data that may prove beneficial to the Advancement Team and other staff members to continue to cultivate excellent relationships with our donors and friends. His interests include music that he is too young to appreciate but enjoys nevertheless, “Doctor Who” and its various spin-offs, and the history and liturgies of the Anglican Communion, particularly in relation to the Personal Ordinariates made possible by Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI. Contact Glen McLeod by email at [email protected] or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1602.
Assistant to the Director of Development Operations
Roseanne serves as the primary processing point for constituent data entry and updates to the College’s central database and assists the DAOS by providing administrative and professional support in executing annual giving and day-to-day operations. Contact Roseanne Podlinsek by email at [email protected] or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1239.
“To restore all things in Christ,” by forming men and women to contribute to the Christian renovation of the temporal order. This mission gives Christendom College its name.