Campus Ministry Leaders

Campus Ministry seeks to support the spiritual and religious needs of the entire College community with the help of these student leaders and Campus Ministers. If you are a current CSS student and are interested in becoming a student leader, our hiring process opens in March. We invite you to come and find out more about us. All are welcome.

Professional Staff

Lori Barnsto

Lori Barnstorf
Admin Asst, Campus Ministry
Office: T20A
Phone: 218-723-5933
Email: lbarnsto@css.edu

Jessica Ellingson

Jessica Ellingson
Director, Campus Ministry
Office: T20C
Phone: 218-723-6604
Email: jellingson@css.edu

MarkHakes

Mark Hakes
Campus Minister
Office: T20
Phone: 218-625-4445
Email: mhakes@css.edu

SrGretchen

Sr Gretchen Johnston, OSB

Coordinator of Liturgy & Music
Phone: 218-733-2294
Email: gjohnsto@css.edu

FrJohn

Fr. John Petrich

Chaplain

Chico

Chico Anderson
Deacon
Email: canderson17@css.edu

Student Leaders

Riley Beskar

Major: Biology
Hometown: Mahtomedi, MN Expected Graduation: 2021
Spirituality: Catholic Club: CSS Catholic
What is your favorite scripture passage?
Proverbs 3:5-6
What is one unique thing about you?
"I am on a waterski team in the summer."



Cassie Dee

Major/ Minor: Biology/Spanish Cassie Dee
Hometown: Elk River, MN Expected Graduation: 2020
Spirituality: Christian Club: Christian Student Community, Benedictine Friends

Why did you choose to be a Campus Ministry Student Leader?
All the leaders in Campus Ministry are extremely inviting and kind and I want to grow in my faith with others.
Why did you choose the major that you did? What is your dream job?
I have always been interested in the medical field, and I want to help people, physically and spiritually. My dream job is to be a travel nurse in Central and South America.

Anna Dusek

Major/Minor: Math
Hometown: Floodwood,MN Expected Graduation: 2020
Spirituality: Christian Club: Christian Student Community
What is your favorite animal?
I LOVE TURTLES. I AM A TURTLE ENTHUSIAST.
Who do you look up to most in life, why?
I think my greatest strength is thinking through problems and listening to multiple views.

Sydney Dahl

Major: Health Humanities, Psychology, Peace & Justice
Hometown: Emmons, MN Expected Graduation: 2021
Spirituality: Lutheran Club: Program Assistant
who do you admire/look up to in life? Why?
I admire my sister the most, because she has taught me to love spontaneous adventures, care for others, work hard, and be myself.
What is your favorite scripture passage?
"From his fullness we have all received grace upon grace." John 1:16

Andrea Brenny

Major/Minor: Nursing/ Psychology Andrea
Hometown: St. Francis, MN Expected Graduation: 2020
Spirituality: Catholic Club: Christian Student Community
Why did you choose to be a Campus Ministry Student Leader?
I wanted to get more involved.
What is your favorite quote?
"Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people..." -The Breakfast Club

Ashley Benesh

Major/Minor: Business Management Ashley
Hometown: St. Cloud, MN Expected Graduation: 2019
Spirituality: Catholic Club: CSS Catholic
Why did you choose your major/dream job?
I would like to become an entrepreneur and own my own business. In all the jobs I've had, management has treated their employees as less than them. As my own boss, I want to change that mentality and work with my employees, showing them the same respect as I desire. 
What is your favorite scripture passage?
John 3:16