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ΘνΓΓΙη's Campus Ministry supports the mission of ΘνΓΓΙη in the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. We welcome you, regardless of your faith.

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We encourage you to explore your spirituality, engage with our campus ministers and participate in our programs. Please feel free to stop by our office at any time.

Eckelkamp Center for Campus Ministry
Wuller Hall
314-977-2425

Who We Are

Sue Chawszczewski, Ph.D.

Sue Chawszczewski, Ph.D.
Director of Campus Ministry
Wuller Hall
314-977-1530
susanne.chawszczewski@slu.edu

B.A., English Literature and Anthropology, Knox College
M.A., Pastoral Studies, Saint Francis Seminary
M.S., College Student Personnel, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Ph.D., Education, ΘνΓΓΙη

I am originally from Chicago and have worked in student development administration, as well as for a Catholic nonprofit in Milwaukee. My favorite retreat house is the Jesuit Retreat Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where I can keep attuned to God's desires through the silence. I live with my cat, Francis (named after St. Francis de Sales), and in my spare time, I love to read, listen to music and cook.


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Rev. Nicole Armstrong
Campus Minister
Grand Hall 155
314-977-9778
nicole.armstrong@slu.edu

B.A., Sociology, California Lutheran University
M.Div., Duke University

Hello! This is my first year with Campus Ministry at ΘνΓΓΙη and my office is in Grand Hall. My years in college were where I found myself asking hard questions of the world, my faith, and my education β€” and thankfully there were safe and supportive campus ministers around me to sit with me through that season. That is what I hope to be for any and every student who wants that same space and support!

Originally from southern California, I went to undergrad at California Lutheran University. I received my Master of Divinity at Duke University and went on to do chaplain work at hospitals in North Carolina and California.  Most recently, I have spent the last four years living and working at a church in New York City! I love good music, good food, addicting TV shows, yoga, dance, soccer, gardening and exploring the world around me. I am always available for a cup of coffee and conversation, and looking forward to getting to know the ΘνΓΓΙη community!


Julia Erdlen - Liturgy Coordinator

Julia Erdlen
Liturgy Coordinator/Campus Minister
Wuller Hall
314-977-1685
julia.erdlen@slu.edu

B.A., English, University of Notre Dame
M.Div. Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

I’m delighted to be part of the Campus Ministry team! I’m originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia and spent a year in the Midwest as a Jesuit volunteer serving at the University of Detroit Mercy. I serve as our liturgy coordinator, so you’ll find me at College Church on Sunday nights and occasionally carrying boxes of candles and or holy water across campus. In addition to all things liturgy, I work with our LGBTQ+ Journey community (Imago Dei), accompany our spring break group to El Paso, adventure to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, and sometimes make soup to share.

Prior to ΘνΓΓΙη, I worked with low-income students at Boston College and spent a summer as a hospital chaplain. Around the city, you might run into me at farmer’s markets or attempting to become a regular at author events at independent bookstores.


Erin Schmidt

Erin Fitzpatrick
Assistant Director
Caroline 207
314-977-1685
erin.fitzpatrick@slu.edu

B.A., Theology, Marquette University
M.T.S., Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

I'm overjoyed to be the assistant director and South Campus minister at ΘνΓΓΙη! My office is at the School of Medicine (Caroline 207), but I also support students at the School of Nursing, Doisy College of Health Sciences and College for Public Health and Social Justice. I previously served as the liturgy coordinator for ΘνΓΓΙη Campus Ministry from August 2013-December 2021. My areas of interest include liturgy and ecclesiology, peace, justice, reconciliation, and the overall wellness of students at ΘνΓΓΙη. I am originally from north St. Louis County, so I am happy to be living in the area close to family. I have three adorable and energetic children β€” Benjamin, Jason, and Isabella β€” who keep me on my toes. I enjoy listening to music, watching movies, and cooking/baking. I am excited to work and reflect with all people at ΘνΓΓΙη.


Fr. Don Highberger

Don Highberger, S.J.
South Campus - Campus Minister
don.highberger@slu.edu

B.A., Philosophy and Letters, ΘνΓΓΙη
M.A., Communications, Syracuse University
M.Div., Loyola University Chicago

I am excited to be returning to ΘνΓΓΙη Campus Ministry! As a Jesuit priest with a background in many different jobs and ministries, I hope to be a good companion to all on our shared journeys. I hope we can all grow in wisdom and joy of life.  You can find me on the South Campus in the Caroline Building, in the office next to the Chapel of St. Raphael in Schwitalla Hall, and on Thursdays at 12:05 p.m. in the chapel for weekly Celebration of the Eucharist.


Sally Iocca

Sally Iocca
Choir Director
sally.iocca@slu.edu

B.A., Music (Vocal Performance) and Psychology, ΘνΓΓΙη, 2015

I'm happy to be back at ΘνΓΓΙη as the choir director for ΘνΓΓΙη's student Mass Choir. You'll most often find me in College Church, conducting in the choir area (or these days at my computer, mixing recordings). I work with a team of incredible people from Campus Ministry and beyond to help students, alumni, and the whole ΘνΓΓΙη community to minister to each other through music and find spiritual meaning in song. I live with my husband and our two cats, and when I am not doing music things, I enjoy gardening, knitting, hiking and reading.


Becca Muder

Becca Muder
Campus Minister
Reinert Hall, Room 100 
314-977-2427
becca.muder@slu.edu

B.A., English and Sociology, Emporia State University
M.T.S., University of Dayton

As I begin my fourth year as a campus minister, I am looking forward to walking with students as they learn and grow throughout their college experience! I coordinate the Journey Spiritual Life Communities program.  Prior to arriving at ΘνΓΓΙη, I served with Maryknoll Lay Missioners in El Salvador and Brazil and worked at Amate House in Chicago and at the University of Dayton. A native Kansan, I get excited about new library books, live music and yoga. I am a candidate in the M.S.W. program at ΘνΓΓΙη, and I live in South City with my two cats, Noodle and Boo. The lights of my life are my three nephews. You can find me at my office in Reinert Hall, and I look forward to connecting with you! 


Peggy Lewis, Campus Ministry Office Coordinator

Erica Lauriello
Office Manager
Wuller Hall
314-977-2426
erica.lauriello@slu.edu

B.A., English and Philosophy, Webster University

Happy New Year, Billikens! I look forward to utilizing my 20+ years of experience providing administrative, logistical, and operational support at academic institutions in general, and at ΘνΓΓΙη in particular, to support the mission and outreach efforts of Campus Ministry. While I am new to Campus Ministry this year, I am not new to ΘνΓΓΙη β€” my background has been in academic libraries, including 10+ years in public services and administrative support in Pius Library. My areas of interest include knitting, crochet, podcasts on local dining and the arts, visits to the many wonderful museums that St. Louis has to offer and cozying up on the couch with a good audiobook and my feline friends, Juno and Luna. 


Jim Roach

Jim Roach
Campus Minister
Griesedieck Hall, Room 259
314-977-1525
jim.roach@slu.edu

B.A., Communication (Journalism), Truman State University
M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary

I'm overjoyed that this is my ninth year as a ΘνΓΓΙη campus minister. I'm a native of St. Louis. My responsibilities as campus minister include overseeing ministry to ΘνΓΓΙη's bereaved students; serving as the residence hall campus minister for Griesedieck Complex; directing retreats; mentoring students; helping with our Journey community group program; co-leading our student delegation to the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice; overseeing our department's graduate intern program;  leading/accompanying a group of students every spring to visit the L'Arche community in Mobile, Alabama. I also serve as an advisor to ΘνΓΓΙη's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, an international coed collegiate service organization committed to helping students develop into servant-minded leaders in their communities.

Prior to ΘνΓΓΙη, I worked as a hospital chaplain and as a newspaper journalist. I enjoy mentoring and accompanying college students through life, faith and solidarity. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, hiking, spending time with dear friends, exercising, taking in concerts, road trips, volunteering, and most importantly, quality time with my beloved family.


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Michael Schreiner
Campus Minister
Spring Hall, Room 117
314-977-3055
michael.schreiner@slu.edu

B.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Florida
Master of Divinity, Weston Jesuit School of Theology

Hi! I'm located in Spring Hall. I  facilitate our Immersion Program, coordinate our Undergraduate Internship Program, and co-lead our student delegation to the Ignatian Family Teach-In. 

Mostly, I want to connect with you! I drink way too much coffee and am always game for good food. I love the city and would be happy to tell you about it.  I have been married to my wife Amy for 13 years. We have three kiddos: Henry, Sam and Lily.  I have also worked in campus ministry for the University of Cincinnati and Washington University in St. Louis.

As a family, we enjoy hiking, camping, going to all the great city parks and biking. I like cooking, role-playing games and watching college football.  


Father Nick Smith

Father Nick Smith
RCIA Coordinator
314-977-1535
nicholas.smith@slu.edu

B.A., English, Millikin University
M.A., English, ΘνΓΓΙη
M.A., Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
M.Div., Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
M.A., Biology, ΘνΓΓΙη
Ph.D. (ABD), American Studies, ΘνΓΓΙη

Ordained as a priest in 1994 for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, I have been a faculty member at ΘνΓΓΙη since 1996 and teach β€œTheological Foundations” and β€œAmerican Christianity.” I am also a part-time campus minister at ΘνΓΓΙη, coordinating the Rite of Christian Initiation program. In addition to my teaching and campus ministry responsibilities, I am the faculty moderator for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and the ΘνΓΓΙη lacrosse team, and the academic moderator for the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. I am also the associate pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and the master of ceremonies for the cathedral sanctuary. I am in the final stages of my dissertation focusing on Roman Catholic military chaplains in the Iraq War.


Interns

Our undergraduate student interns are:
Margaret Cotner
Abby Hericks

Our graduate student interns are:
Sandra Dimitri
Ainsley Freed
Sam Hall
Harris Opoku
Mary Seise, practicum intern from Aquinas Institute of Theology

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