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

Matthew Pursi
Admin Asst, Campus Ministry
Office: T17
Phone: 
Email: 

Jessica Ellingson

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

MarkHakes

Mark Hakes
Assistant Director
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."



Ali Ratzloff

Major/ Minor: Biology, Pre-Dentistry AliR
Hometown: Rochester, MN Expected Graduation: 2023
Spirituality: Christian Club: Christian Student Community

What is your dream job and why?

My dream job would be a famous singer because I love to sing and you would be able to travel.

Who do you admire in life and look up to? Why?

I admire and look up to my dad because he is the most hardworking and loving person I know. He is an amazing example of how to live like Christ.



Grace Billman

Major/Minor: Elementary Education and Special Education
Hometown: Saginaw, MN Expected Graduation: 2023
Spirituality: Lutheran Club: Christian Student Community

What is your favorite quote?

In a world where you can be anything, be kind. -Jennifer Dukes Lee

What is your favorite scripture passage? "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9



Sydney Dahl

Major: Health Humanities, 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: Cedar, MN Expected Graduation: 2020
Spirituality: Catholic Club: Christian Student Community

What is your dream job and why?

To be an entrepreneur that travels. I want to see the world!

What is your favorite quote?
"Spend a little more time trying to make something for yourself and a little less time trying to impress people." -The Breakfast Club



Mary Goenner

Major/Minor: Exercise Physiology, pre PT, psychology minor Ashley
Hometown: Becker, MN Expected Graduation: 2021
Spirituality: Catholic Club: Saints Catholic and Christian Student Community

What is one unique thing about you?

I live for Lacroix, or anything with extreme carbonation.

What is your favorite quote?

"Keep em guessing."



Ali Kruger

Major/Minor: Health Humanities and Psychology, Biology, Pre-PA
Hometown: Duluth, MN Expected Graduation: 2022
Spirituality: Christian Club: ABE

Favorite Scripture Passage: Revelation 3:15-17 MSG- It makes me laugh and it is very clever.

Who I admire: My 14 year old chocolate lab, Gracie. All she does is sleep and eat. Everyone admires her for it. I am jealous.

     


Alexandra Sogn 

Major/Minor: Chemistry, Psychology
Hometown: Spring Lake Park, MN Expected Graduation: 2021
Spirituality: Christian Club: Benedictine Friends

Favorite quote: There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility is being superior to your former self. -Ernest Hemingway

Favorite animal: Wolf, because they move in packs, are loyal, and are incredibly beautiful!!!