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: T20
Phone: 218-723-5933
Email: lbarnsto@css.edu

Jessica Ellingson

Jessica Ellingson
Campus Minister
Office: T20A
Phone: 218-723-6604
Email: jellingson@css.edu

Beth Kaiser

Beth Kaiser
Dir, Liturgical Choir
Email: bkaiser1@css.edu

Nathan Langer

Nathan Langer
Dir, Campus Ministry
Office: T20D
Phone: 218-723-6010
Email: nlanger@css.edu

Fr. John Petrich

Fr. John Petrich
Chaplain


Student Leaders

Maria Braun

Major/Minor: Exercise Physiology, PT Intended Maria Braun
Hometown: Buffalo, MN Expected Graduation: 2018
Spirituality: Catholic Club: CSS Catholic
Why did you chose to be a Campus Ministry Student Leader?
Because I want to be part of a faith-based team that can work with the campus in more effective ways.
What was your childhood nickname?
Mia or Pumpkin.


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."


Sammi Good

Major/Minor: Biology, Pre-Med major with Health Humanities minor Sammi
Hometown: Glencoe, MN Expected Graduation: 2019
Spirituality: Catholic Position: Program Assistant
Why did you choose the major that you did? What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be a doctor. I chose my major and minor based on what would best prepare me for medical school.
What is your favorite quote?
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


Abbi Primus

Major/Minor: Biology and Psychology majors with Chemistry minor Abbi Primus
Hometown: Sauk Center, MN Expected Graduation: 2018
Spirituality: Roman Catholic Club: CSS Catholic
Why did you chose to be a Campus Ministry Student Leader?
I wanted to grow in my faith and inspire others to do the same.
What was your childhood nickname?
Abber-lyn-er-kin


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: Biology and Spanish, with Chemistry minor Sarah Kroska
Hometown: Wyoming, MN Expected Graduation: 2017
Spirituality: Lutheran Club: Christian Student Community
Why did you chose to be a Campus Ministry Student Leader?
I like working in a supportive community and growing through Christ with others.
What is your greatest strength?
I think my greatest strength is thinking through problems and listening to multiple views.

Sydney Dahl

Major: Psychology
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 becuase 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

Ashley Radtke

Major/Minor: Nursing/Spanish Ashley Radtke
Hometown: Coon Rapids, MN Expected Graduation: 2019
Spirituality: Catholic Club: Christian Student Community
Why did you choose to be a Campus Ministry Student Leader?
I enjoyed going to different Campus Ministry events.
Who do you look up to most in life? Why?
The person I look up to most is my mom because she has always taught me right from wrong.

Molly McCusker

Major/Minor: Psychology/Biology Molly McCusker
Hometown: Deerwood, MN Expected Graduation: 2018
Spirituality: Catholic Club: VITA
Why did you chose to be a Campus Ministry Student Leader?
To stay involved in the St. Scholastica student community and to help others get involved and volunteer here in Duluth community.
What is your favorite quote?
"Nothing but my best."

Jill Schoenecker

Major: Nursing Karla Kulya
Expected Graduation: 2019 Club: ABE
What is your favorite quote?
"One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money was in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of a child."