Diane has worked at Monroe Community College for 20 years as a Sr. Technical Assistant for Academic Services and can be found at the circulation desk at the Brighton Campus library. She currently is the Campus One80 faculty advisor supporting the organization’s activities, events, and retreats. Diane has served as a faculty advisor MCC for 15 years with Campus One80, and before that Outdoor Activities Club, Intervarsity, Basic and Campus Crusade for Christ. She considers herself a “spiritual mother” as she loves to build people up in their faith, coaching them and guiding them to know their identity in Jesus.
Diane has served many roles in her church and community including, swim instructor, coach for multiple sports, children’s church, multimedia, and as the hospitality coordinator. She is inspired by the authentic, friendly staff and meaningful and helpful Bible studies that the Campus One80 ministry has brought to MCC. She is a fervent believer in the power of prayer.
Diane is married to Steve Gates and lives in Chili, NY with her Boston Terriers. She loves the number three! She has three sons, and a daughter, two step daughters, three grandsons, and three granddaughters. Diane is attending Northeastern Seminary and is a graduate of St. John Fisher College where she studied Human Resource Development, and has a bachelors in Communications/Journalism.